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Nobody's Perfect

For as long as I can remember I have always strived to be the best I can be at everything, and I hate to fail. I have always succeeded in school because I was a perfectionist. Factors like my anxiety disorder and learning disabilities made the goal of doing well even that more real. I didn't want people to think that I wasn't good enough. I pushed myself more than anyone, my parents would have been proud of me no matter what. I was in honors when I was in high school, and I thought that the only way to show that I was good enough was to be in honors in college as well. I am now about to finish my Freshman year, and I already dropped out of the honors college at my University. I hit a breaking point, because I was pushing myself way too hard to achieve the impossible. I realized that I don't have to be an honors student to show I am good enough, it is just a title. I was pushing myself way too much. I was pushing myself to be perfect, which can not happen. Nobody's Perfect! It is an unattainable dream, it took me 18 years to figure it out, but I am glad I did. Some people go their entire lives thinking they are either perfect or can achieve it, but they can't. The only thing someone can really hope to be is their best selves. I am not there yet, but everyday this bracelet is a reminder not to push myself to a breaking point. That it is ok to have flaws and not succeed in everything. Another big part for me about this bracelet is the fact that it is miss spelled. I am a horrible speller, I have major hearing problems that have always affect the way I sound out words. It just makes the saying all the more real to me.