I Was Just So Sure
One time I saw dolphins for the first time and decided that working with them, and helping them was my calling. I was 'so sure' of this that I ran to my mother and father and told them that this was what I was going to do. I was just 'so happy' that I understood what I wanted. I 'loved' the whole idea just so much.
But my mother said: "you have to be really smart for that and study for lots and lots of years, its very difficult". In her way she said 'you cannot do that'.
I was so very dissapointed and I believed her, I believed I was not up to the challenge and felt sad over it for years. I never told anyone. I actually do believe it would have been a good path for me. But now it is kind of late to start studies etc for that.
The result is, by the way, that I never believed I could do something 'difficult', I still have trouble with it. After a normal kind of school I stopped and never learned anything special. I know I have talents, but I did not have the faith.