I remember when I used to be the smartest kid in school.
"You're so smart, Jess!"
"Wow, you're a genius."
"Why don't you skip a grade like Gordo in "Lizzie McGuire"?"
Everything came easily for me. What happened to that?
I used to be an active child, I played sports regularly. Naturally I was an athlete at school.
I used to be the best in music class because I took piano lessons for 8 years. I also learned to play the recorder and xylophone from a young age, so I was easily able to master woodwind and percussion instruments. However, in sixth grade a new student without any prior music experience excelled more than I on the piano. She also went on to pass every instrument our school had to offer (flute, trumpet, clarinet, trombone, xylophone, drums, guitar). It just came so naturally to her, while I had been training myself for YEARS.