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Being brilliant sounds awesome


My first attempt at responding to the Daily Post, word-prompt for the day!

The word “brilliant” is just wonderful, especially if someone describes you with that word.

I want to be brilliant at lots of things but I can’t say that I am. So in my daydreaming I imagine how life could be different if my mind constantly churned out awe-inspiring answers, ideas, or plans. I would be popular and possible very rich. But I wonder if life would get mundane if everything came easily. Striving has its own rewards too.

The process of becoming brilliant, depending on whose standards you use, can be arduous but worth the effort. You pick up valuable skills along the way that can be useful in others areas of life as well: perseverance, learning from mistakes, humility, patience, gratefulness and teamwork.

So here I go, just doing my thing, hoping that one day I’ll become brilliant at something (big or small, I don’t care).


Writing and daydreaming have always been two of my favorite things to do. I've been an avid journal writer since junior high school. It was a way for me to survive the complex world of being a Korean-American female straddling two cultures. Journal writing continued through graduate school, but that luxury is now replaced with multitasking to raise and homeschool two young kids. As the self-proclaimed domestic C.E.O. of our home, personal reflection occurs mostly in my subconscious dreams, during solo grocery shopping runs, or when my husband Chris takes the kids to Costco for an afternoon trip.

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