I’ve managed to surround myself with a group of friends who all want to go off into the big wide world and do something scientific- two want to be Doctors, one wants to work with animals and the environment, another wants to work in a Lab, be a vet, a nurse… and then there’s me.
Over the last few years in particular, when I look back on it, I’ve started to question how people see me and my intelligence. I got a C at GCSE maths and somehow I got a B overall in Science but when I have all these friends who talk about maths and science all the time I just find myself not being able to understand it. Obviously I didn’t take either of those subjects for A-level, mainly because they bored me and I just didn’t enjoy them at all. And sometimes I wonder how they view me. I know there are different types of intelligence- linguistically, I’d say I’m pretty strong, and I’m not trying to show off or anything, it’s just that I seem to get languages. I think what I’m trying to say, is that all of my friends seem to have a particular thing which they’re good at, and I don’t think I have anything. I have friends who are artists, who a computer-techno-whizzes, scientists, writers, musicians, and I just think I’m somewhere in the middle. Although I know what path I want to take my life down, at the same time I feel a bit lost in all of this.
Does that make any sense?