Tuesday, May 13, 2008

On Life

Today is day 11 in the hospital.

Today I went to my psychiatrist and we had a wonderful chat. I'm doing so well, and I'm proud of me and she's proud of me.

I want to talk about the things she and I talked about.

She asked me how I respond to questions about what I want to do with my life and I told her that this week is hard because my friends are graduating and that's what I was working so hard towards.

She reminded me that some of the most influential people haven't had college degrees. Ghandi did have a degree in law, but is that what he's known for? No, he's known for peaceful protest and nothing do to with his law degree.

Mother Teresa didn't have a college degree and look what she did. Princess Diana didn't have a college degree. Neither does Bono.

I just looked up those people to double check. And in doing so, I have realized how much I can do despite not having a college degree. I can prove that I can make a difference. I can move mountains. I can make people smile when they don't think they can. I will change things in this world for the better.

I have this aching urge to be a mother - and if I am meant to be a mother, that will work out. Until that works out (if it ever does), I will continue on my way to make a difference in the world.

1 comment:

Gizela said...

So glad that you are feeling positive about the not-having-a-degree. There really is so much that you can do, with your background, to make a difference in the world!
Good luck with your journey!

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