A Letter To Those Who Told Me I Couldn't
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A Letter To Those Who Told Me I Couldn't

Your doubt just motivated me more

A Letter To Those Who Told Me I Couldn't

We're always told that when we're young you can be whatever you want to be. Then we get older and we're told we can't do that. We're always told our dreams are too far out of reach, and they can't be achieved. People always seem to think they know what's best for you.

As a little girl I was constantly told, I would never be the one to go to college. I was told, "you hate school, why would you want to go to college?" People didn't know I hated school because I was bullied. I didn't hate school because I hated learning. Well, here I am almost 10 years later, and I am going to be the first one in my family to graduate college. If no one else is going to be proud of me, I damn well will be. I'll be proud of myself for coming this far.

I started college wanting to be a vet, having big ambitions of wanting to open up my own practice. I was a freshman lost trying to find myself. I was told, "biology is too hard, you won't be able to do it. What about business? You can just move up at Gamestop." well, I tried Biology. It was too hard and I was devastated. The dream I've had since I was 4 years old was crushed. It almost felt like there was no point in school. I loved animals and felt that my purpose in life was to do nothing but help them.

I pushed through though and found a love for psychology, and I am now a senior in college graduating in 7 months. I've been told I wasn't good enough for it, and it would never happen. Well, here I am. Now at 21, my dream is to move to Washington D.C. and get into the FBI. I'm being told I'm not "competent" enough to do so, by numerous people. Why is everyone so quick to kick you down? I'm told it won't be easy. Well, its a challenge I'm willing to take. I've worked two jobs to put myself through college because of how expensive it is. Through the tears and breakdowns I have made it this far, and you bet I'll be crying tears of joy as I grab that diploma on graduation day in May.

Don't let people define you please. I've come so far and have been through so much. We all have our own demons and battles. There is light at the end of the tunnel I promise. Go after your dream no matter how small or big it is. Prove everyone wrong. I promise you it'll feel even better knowing that you did. And to whose who say I won't make it in the FBI, watch me. I didn't come this far for nothing.

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