You never know what will happen in life. When people are very young, they often spend their time focusing on finding a boyfriend or girlfriend. Schoolwork and other important things sometimes become neglected because so many people focus their time on someone to share their life with at a very young age. I was interested in finding someone long ago, but I was a bit of a geek and just didn’t have the lucky that so many other people did. I soon wondered if I would end up being an old spinster who had only sex toys to keep her company one day.
What I did not know is that I spent a lot of time on things that should not have mattered so much back then. I fretted when I did not get invited to school dances. I felt depressed when no one invited me to junior or even senior prom. I became resentful when I listened to the happy sounds of laughter coming from the teens who lived next door, every time they went out for dates on a Friday or Saturday night. It took many years for me to realize that I was given a gift. While many I knew were getting mediocre grades because they were so preoccupied with relationships, I had more time for focusing on doing really well in school. At the end of my four years in high school, I had the best grades out of every senior in my senior class. It allowed me to apply to Ivy League schools and to be invited to attend no less than 5 of them.
By the time that I graduated, I could easily look around to see how many of my friends were flying through many relationships. Spending many hours crying, getting back up and going through yet another failed relationship soon after. The gift for me was that I became smarter and I learned more of who I was and what I want in life. I started dating in earnest when I was 23, and I found the man of my dreams and amazing job, unlike all of my friends.