Everyone I know says- "Oh, you're so good at so many things!"
"You're so smart, you're so good at reading, writing, basketball!"
But what really pushes me off my edge is this one-
"You're so gifted!"
I hate this phrase!
There's a difference between gifted and talented!
I was NOT gifted.
I had to WORK for what I know.
I had to practice weeks, upon weeks, upon weeks to get good at Basketball!
I had to practice math at home for hours until it made sense!
I had to read for years until I started to love it, until I could read a whole book in one night!
I had to re-write so many novels to get where I am today!
So, I am not gifted.
I worked for it.
I am talented.
And that is a gift.