Live Loved LaShell
Follow Breanna as she runs a nonprofit , figures out life, and just enjoys each moment as it comes her way.
This one is very special to me. I think in life we get labeled by things that everyone can see as tangible. This has been a thing for me, especially when I was a high school student and at times as a young adult. I felt defined by my age, my grades, my class ranking, or my ACT and AP scores. There were times that I became so consumed by the fact that I wasn't valedictorian, I didn't make a 5 on all of my AP exams, and I just couldn't hit that 30+ mark on the ACT. I was constantly disappointed with myself and discouraged with my lack of progress, and what I deemed to be success. This became a huge issue my junior and senior year when it came time to start searching for scholarships and applying for college. I was discouraged that there were things I wanted but just couldn't have because my scores or ranking just wasn't at the cut off places (granted I aimed high because I graduated 5 out of almost 500, have always been on honor roll, and scored in the very high 20s every time I took the ACT). Then one day crying over the fact that I hadn't been chosen as a finalist for a scholarship that I really wanted (and needed) I realized I am so much more than a number. I am kind, compassionate, loving, and so much more than a number on my transcript and a simple essay could ever reflect. This was a key realization and so I want to let anyone reading know that if you are looking and stressing over your school transcript or even your job position, YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT SMALL THING! Life isn't about how great of a test taker you are or even your age, it is about the things you do, the impact you make, and the lives that you touch in the process. It is okay to not be happy with where you are at in life, or to even challenge yourself to strive to be better but do not (I REPEAT: DO NOT) let this small part of yourself define everything about you. You are bigger and better than any number or category life has placed you in... love yourself enough to realize this. And know it all works out just fine in the end ❤️
Have you ever been in a place where you felt like this? I would love to hear your story, learn how you overcame it, or just hear your thoughts on todays post in the comments below!