– Albus Dumbledore
Here is how you go around that wall: Accept that for right now, being a small-time whatever is your position. It’s not shameful and it doesn’t mean you’re a failure. It means you’re embarking on adulthood and starting from the beginning, just like every single person must do. From now on, it doesn’t matter who your parents are or how much money they made, because the accomplishments (and the money!) that come to you are yours. You are the the captain of your own destiny, even if it isn’t all that glamorous or fabulous right now. Congratulations! That was the very most difficult step in being an adult.
(Note: this is one of the first Adulting entries; reprinted because I still think it’s useful even if you don’t feel like scrolling through 30 pages of archive)
This is the most difficult and important thing to accept if you wish to be a grownup: You are not a special snowflake.
My daughter wasn’t born into royalty, but she was born into a country where she can now vote, become a doctor, a pilot, an astronaut, or even President if she wants and that’s what really matters. I wanted her to know the value of these amazing women who had gone against everything so she can now have everything. We chose 5 women (five amazing and strong women), as it was her 5th birthday but there are thousands of unbelievable women (and girls) who have beat the odds and fought (and still fight) for their equal rights all over the world.
Fox arrives at the decision to not eat his new friend.
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