Pretty much my whole life, I have felt that I was not smart.  I believed I couldn’t do math, but then when push came to shove, I aced a math aptitude test and went on to get A’s in nursing school.  I graduated with honors.  

I believed I was a behavior problem in school.  Yes, according to my report card, I was talkative in 4th grade.  I’ve always been talkative.  I don’t see talkative as a bad thing.  My mom saved all my report cards, and I got them back after she died.  Most of them have congratulations slips attached to them because of how well I did.  How did I not know this?

I’ve written about this before.  I’m reiterating it so I have something to attach a few images to.

Not perfect, but definitely not stupid.

There is such a disconnect here for me.  I’m trying to nurture my inner child, and I will continue to advocate for him.  I do the same for my kids and grandkids.  

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