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Becoming Boss Excerpt: Blooming ⠀


“...High school wasn’t exactly my jam and in hindsight I probably spent more time hiding from experiences than anything. ⠀

I didn’t go to parties (nor was I invited), didn’t attend a lot of football games, or join clubs. It was all about Gymanstics and academics for me, which I’ll admit probably muted a lot of my personal interests and personality. I was hyper concerned about being “good” which kept me from ever venturing outside of the box. ⠀

When my senior year came around, the adults in my life started saying things like, ⠀ “Oh you’re just going to thrive in college.” ⠀

Or ⠀ “That’s when you’re going to bloom.” ⠀

At the time I pictured that I would go to college and instantly have tons of friends, I would grow boobs (finally), become super hot, and I would spend all my time at various social events and parties — all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA of course. ⠀

Psyche!😅

Not to say that they were completely wrong, I did a lot of self discovery in my college years, but no, I did not instantly get super hot and popular. ⠀

I also got a job almost instantly, preventing the club joining, and I was still too socially anxious to attend parties. ⠀

Here’s what did happen. ⠀

I took classes like Graphic Design, and Editing, and Layout Design, where I tapped into skills and interests I never knew I had. ⠀

For the first time in my ENTIRE educational career I felt like I was naturally good and smart at something. ⠀

I remember a couple assignments where I was suppose to design a newspaper front page layout, and a cover/spread for a made-up magazine. Not only was I completely jazzed about these assignments, but it was one of the first times I went “into the bubble” as I call it. ⠀

Which is essentially this blissful state where you’re so consumed with creation that time seems dissipate and it’s just you and your laptop against the world. This is probably one of my favorite states of being, but I have to be careful — sometimes I go 6-8 hours and suddenly my eyes are burning and I’m starving. I remember with these assignments getting so consumed with the meticulous alignment, readability, and visual appeal of the design.”Becoming Boss Excerpt: Blooming ⠀

“...High school wasn’t exactly my jam and in hindsight I probably spent more time hiding from experiences than anything. ⠀

I didn’t go to parties (nor was I invited), didn’t attend a lot of football games, or join clubs. It was all about Gymanstics and academics for me, which I’ll admit probably muted a lot of my personal interests and personality. I was hyper concerned about being “good” which kept me from ever venturing outside of the box. ⠀

When my senior year came around, the adults in my life started saying things like, ⠀ “Oh you’re just going to thrive in college.” ⠀

Or ⠀ “That’s when you’re going to bloom.” ⠀

At the time I pictured that I would go to college and instantly have tons of friends, I would grow boobs (finally), become super hot, and I would spend all my time at various social events and parties — all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA of course. ⠀

Psyche!😅

Not to say that they were completely wrong, I did a lot of self discovery in my college years, but no, I did not instantly get super hot and popular. ⠀

I also got a job almost instantly, preventing the club joining, and I was still too socially anxious to attend parties. ⠀

Here’s what did happen. ⠀

I took classes like Graphic Design, and Editing, and Layout Design, where I tapped into skills and interests I never knew I had. ⠀

For the first time in my ENTIRE educational career I felt like I was naturally good and smart at something. ⠀

I remember a couple assignments where I was suppose to design a newspaper front page layout, and a cover/spread for a made-up magazine. Not only was I completely jazzed about these assignments, but it was one of the first times I went “into the bubble” as I call it. Which is essentially this blissful state where you’re so consumed with creation that time seems dissipate and it’s just you and your laptop against the world. This is probably one of my favorite states of being, but I have to be careful — sometimes I go 6-8 hours and suddenly my eyes are burning and I’m starving. I remember with these assignments getting so consumed with the meticulous alignment, readability, and visual appeal of the design.”

© 2018 FUTURE BOSS LADY BY ANNA CLARICE FURREY

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