This little girl is me

She was so serious. She wanted to be a detective (not enough crime in her country), a writer (pending), a movie director (in a parallel life). But what she really wanted was to live by the sea. Here it is, 1.8 km away.

Hold on to your books. Have your priorities straight. Always talk back if there is injustice.

If ambition sounds as ugly to you as it did to me, reword. Call it calling. If potential sounds as ugly to you as it did to me, reword. Call it superpower.

Thank you, Still Restless Jo, for alerting me to this campaign.

Inspire the next generation of girls by sharing your photo and your story.


(In other news, we didn’t have internet since 8 pm yesterday till right now, that is for about 19 hours. I better get some posts for the next days in drafts. One never knows.)

This day in my blogging history

Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

35 thoughts on “This little girl is me

    1. True, Lois, they should get used to this power, but for me these were always ugly words. I saw many ambitious people in my life, and shared my class with them, and they looked ugly to me. And I always HATED when someone mentioned my “potentials” and how I was not using them. Fey! Thank you!

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      1. Wow. You just spoke about my school days. Every time my dad came home from a parent-teacher conference, he always said the same darn thing: ‘Your teachers say you are not working up to your potential.’ Ugh. I couldn’t stand school; who cared about my potential. I just wanted out–then I’d find my potential. Sisters in arms, Manja!

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