But then I'll be the crazy lady in class forever.
Let's face it. The constant trying to be better than everyone thing is a slippery slope. Few really get to be the best at something, and if they do, it doesn't take long before someone new and better swoops in and takes your place.
As you probably know by now, I'm not that kind of person. Not anymore at least. In stead of competing with people, I compete with my self. I'm always trying to do better and always doing my best. So when I do fail (which is pretty often), I'll know I did my best. And I have to tell you: the day I stopped competing with everybody else was the first day I could smile and really mean it.
Now there's a lot of people out there who look down on me. Whether it's a friend who's happy she/he did better, or a family member disappointed over your achievement, you must NEVER look down on yourself. Always respect yourself. You did your best.
And remember; no true friend nor family member looks down on you. So relax. It's OK to take a few days off, it's OK to fail sometimes. That's just life. Don't be so serious all the time!
We are all different people with different challenges and starting points. If your gonna fight, at least fight someone your own size.