Update: Ahem! Sou brought to my attention that this post may prove depressing to current students. So everybody younger than 21 steer clear 🙂
She was different. I couldn’t quite place it but something was definitely amiss. She had a vacant glaze where before her eyes had shone with energy reflective of her inner glow. She was going places. She had such intelligence, wit and charm. Yet today, she looked rather wasted.
I questioned her, she kept reassuring me that she was fine, but I knew better. Finally she looked me straight in the eye and said:
“It’s just I’ve suddenly realized I’m not all that. I’m not as great as I always believed myself to be”.
I finally got it. My little princess had gotten an unhealthy dose of reality and it had left her reeling. Life does that to you. It lets you grow up merry-go-lucky; dreaming of the days yet to come. Every pebble a treasure every star a distant dream. Then you graduate university, bursting with potential, ambition, ideas and energy. Only to have reality slam you in the face, cause it ain’t that easy. Oh I wish it were.
To all those out there who feel reality has let them down; it’s too early to give up on the fight. You shouldn’t lose your rosy perception. Lift your chin up and smile if for no other reason but to spite it. It will all be good. You’ll see.
If the name Kyra doesn’t ring a bell…click here.