For those of you who don't know, I have a long list of blogs which I ALWAYS check everyday whenever possible. I do this because I feel that sometimes these blogs can be a huge source of inspiration! I can tell you know that I have a list of 3 blogs which have changed my life and have inspired me. For those blogs who are on my list of the best of the best, if there are no new posts on that day, I usually would wonder off to some of the older posts. Therefore, in this post, I'm going to quote one of my favourite lines in one of these blogs that I check often and I'll discuss them, why they are inspirational or what meaning I feel lies behind them! Subsequently I'll have more of these types of posts! So here goes the first one...
Taken From "Waiting In Line, Waiting For a Verdict" by Karin Novelia
Many people ask me, "Why didn't you join the Student Council? You would be a great candidate."Blah, blah, blah. Not to be disrespectful or anything to the people who support me and encourage me to be all "over-achieving" and who realize my leadership potential, 4 words: You. Don't. Know. Me.
Okay, I would love to be Ms. Busy-body and play teacher's pet, though evidently, that has gotten me into drama before, but I'm not a "Rachel Berry", if you will. I'm not the type of person who knows she has what it takes but destroys it by being overly-'me', all obsessive and overshadowing. I guess what I'm trying to say is, that I'm still figuring things out. I don't want to push myself to doing what seems like 'the typical me thing' to do. Not many people know what I have to deal with on a daily basis. School, parents, making sure my older brother gets through school and baby-sitting a younger sister. It's the little things I've been doing for like an eternity and I love doing them, it's like the dream job you don't wanna quit, but it takes a lot out of me.
Ok, this post was published over a year ago, but I still remember this post very well, mainly because it has my name written all over it. But the lines above which I just quoted to me have a very deep meaning. FYI, I've known Karin for almost 1.5 years now. We first met when she sat for her Writing Club Interview way back when and we have had many ventures together ever since, mostly AYC related.
In the first paragraph I quoted, when she says "Many people", I'm one of them. The main learning point to take away from this post, at least for me, is that everything is not what it seems. In fact, nothing is ever what it seems. There's that famous saying "Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover" which honestly, I don't really agree with and talk more about why in a future post.
But anyways, you never know what people have to deal with on a daily basis. Karin I must say has often been labeled as the "Over Achiever". We'll I've been there and done that and I know what it's like. The point that I want to get across here is that things like Grades or Achievements can never be a representation of a person's quality. Sometimes, people also choose not to bring out their full potential. There are also people who find that the ruthless way of life isn't worth it. Really, my main point is, what you label someone is not always what they are.