i was looking through some old auc stuff, in the hopes of finding some readings for my current classes. i found one. i also found a recommendation letter written by one of my favorite professors. the letter made me sound so cool: intelligent, dedicated, passionate, talented. what struck me the most, was the letter's suggestion (or expectation?) that i was heading somewhere great, that i was capable of achieving many things.
the letter was written three years ago.
in that time, i cannot say that i have achieved all that much. reading the letter, i felt sad. i am left wondering what happened to the potential the letter hinted at..