I grew up in a small town. Always had tonnes of friends & had the same friends from 4-18. I wasn't in the real popular group at HS but was liked by everyone. I used to have my nose stuck in a book always . Not a math or biology book. Those teenage romance novel ones. Sweet valley high etc lol people including my friends used to tell me I was too much of a dreamer. That I was out of touch with reality & at 16 my horrible Guidance Counsellor in school told me I needed to accept the fact....
2/2… that I was going to marry young, have children & at the most I’d get a job being a receptionist somewhere. That’s what most girls in our town did including my obviously bitter lol Guidance Counsellor. But I kept my dreams close to my heart and kept my nose in my books. Ignored the teasing & lectures. I’m now 36. I’ve achieved every dream I’ve had as a child. I moved 2000 miles to California & write romance mystery novels for a living. I’m successful. Be yourself VG- it pays off :))
You are my shero, anon. <3