Go to law school. The reason I say this is that most people who knew me before I went to law school knew I didn't like arguing. They also knew that I had a rather slanted opinion of the legal field, as my parents are both physicians and have been subject to frivolous suits. (in fact there is one pending right now). That being said, I realized that medicine was not the field for me, when I was invited to go on a leadership conference in 2002. The conference was in Washington D.C. and I realized that I had a gift for oration. At that point in time, I ultimately realized that I could do more good for this world by protecting those who engage in the health care profession from the lawyers, by becoming a lawyer myself. Since that day forward I set my goal on law school, and finding a way into the Medical Malpractice defense bar. I'm well on my way to that goal now, and am doing well at it, yet my friends thought that I would never do it.
I had teachers say that I wasn't smart enough to go to law school, I also proved them wrong as I am in the top half of my class. It just goes to show, that where there's a will, there's a way. Never let go of your dreams, and keep trying...one cannot know the sweet taste of success without knowing the bitter aftertaste of failure..it's what drives us to do better.
The lie to myself :)
When Gaelen got her first tattoo I said I'd never get one.
Then of course theres "we'll never leave eachotherrrrr" both with friends and lovers.
And I'm sure there's tons of stuff I've said that to my parents about.
I guess I'm one big lie-pot, huh.
Since I was voted "Least likely to get married" (and not for THAT reason), I was one of the first to get married!
LJ Writer's Block question:
What is one thing in life your friends said you could/would never do, but you did it anyway?
Huh. I guess I surround myself with people who are supportive and not people who tell me I can't do things and I feel as though I do the same for them. I have a pretty awesome group of friends!
My best friend said that I would never skinny dip in my pool so that night he and I skinny dipped in my pool that night.
It's not really one thing, but a lot of people, friends included, seem to think that because I'm often quiet and not always outwardly aggressive that I'm unable to stand up for myself. This leads to potentially bad situations in which people are shocked, even disgusted when they realize I won't stand for being unfairly judged, accused, or taken advantage of. In their eyes I'm no longer their "nice" friend because I dared put my foot down and held up the mirrored reflection to what assholes they really are (but always refuse to see.)
become an adult!
Actually, everyone always said I could to anything.... I think I have tried everything that crossed my path. And it put in in touch with some incredible people.... like you!
I told people I was going to buy a motorcycle and everyone just said "cool" in this really uninterested tone. It started to occur to me that absolutely no one believed me! Then when I went and bought it suddenly everyone is like HOLY MOSES! YOU BOUGHT ONE!!. I really don't think they thought I could actually get one and here I am with a motorcycle in the parking lot outside the apartment.
This is an odd question to me, because I thought I knew the answer at first... but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I was wrong.
There are so many things in my life that I've been told I could never do, that I wound up accomplishing anyway. I was told I could never get into vet school, I could never make it through, I could never practice veterinary medicine.
I was told I'd never get married, and that if I somehow did that I'd never be able to keep a husband. That I'd never have friends. That I'd never be loved.
But... none of these things were told to me by my friends. If anything, it was my friends who told me that the things I had been told were wrong and untrue, and that I was strong enough and good enough to do anything I set my mind to, and to be anything I wanted to. They believed I could do these things, even when I didn't. I think that's part of what friends *are*. People who try to break you down, and make you less than you are or can be, or try to convince you that you're not worthy of your dreams... they may be part of your life, or part of your social circle, but I don't know if I'd honestly call them friends.