but was still in need of some positive reinforcement. I was honored that she felt comfortable sharing something so private with me. I did my best to reassure her, that it gets better. I can’t imagine myself 30 years earlier, as a confused teenager, having the courage and strength to do anything like this student just displayed. I know times have changed, but maybe I was never as bold as I pretended to be.
“You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future…[and] down the road…give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path; and that will make all the difference.” -Steve Jobs