Or So I Am Told

Growing up I guess I seemed to strive for perfection in all things academic not because of pushy parents or anything like that but simply because I thought that it was how it was supposed to be. Then I got to secondary school and still had the same work ethic and positive attitude towards my studies but was surprised when others didn't and wanted to sleep in class instead barley scraping through. I couldn't understand why they did not want to do better like me I guess I still don't know. And I don't know what drove me either it must have been some self instilled battle I was fighting to be the best that I could possibly be. They said that I was too hard on myself and too critical, that I would never finish anything as I would work too slowly and repeat some projects striving for perfection. Maybe it's a bit of OCD, I'm like that with other things too, light switches, alphabetising books and CDs but nothing major. They said and still say I am too self critical but to them I say, look at me now! Would I be where I am now without doing so? I highly doubt it.
Blueskies22 Blueskies22
26-30, F
2 Responses Jan 7, 2013

For some of us school was rather easy and not worth much effort. Once I got to the real world though no more messing around, I gave it 110%

I understand you completely, but balance is key. Don't be so hard on yourself. You've accomplished quite a lot by your work ethics which is very good but sometimes you just got to chill and smell the roses. Life isn't a race it's a journey.