By Lily L. G.
I'm a California-bred girl who spends most of her time daydreaming instead of putting anything into action. I'm a thinker, ideas just spring up in my head and itís a constant stream of imagination. When I was little this was a big problem, especially since I couldn't control my thoughts and they kept me up at night. I became sick at one point from lack of sleep. My dad, bless his heart, told me to just shut out my thoughts and pretend like they wouldn't happen so I wouldn't worry. At 5 years old you really take what your parents say literally.
As I continued to grow, I'd come up with ideas but quickly told myself that it wouldn't happen because it was unrealistic. Soon I started attracting negative things and experiences and looking back at my childhood, I was really unhappy.
Once I started working at the library in my hometown, I kept coming across The Secret book and DVD (I watch my own copy every day). I requested it and was blown away, so I started changing my thoughts and made myself a vision board and printed out mini vision boards to put on my binder. I even made myself a transcript and put A+ for every class. I know itís on its way, because every day when I take the time to look at them or daydream, my feelings grow a little more each time. Whoever reads this might be thinking, "If it hasn't come yet why are you writing a testimony about how it works?" I've done this because I want to provoke a little more faith as these other stories have done for me. I'm very grateful for this website and its inspiring stories.
So far small things have begun to happen: my cousin came back from the south and we talked recently on the phone (I almost cried with joy), I've run into some old fun friends, I passed my written test at the DMV today, all from thinking and feeling good about it beforehand.
I'm trying to get into UCSD which is a difficult university to transfer into, especially since they don't accept lower division transfers, but hey I figured if I'm going to ask for something, it might as well be big. So every day I say to myself, "Thank You GOD/Universe for my sophomore fall 2011 acceptance into UCSD. I appreciate it very much," and I feel the excitement and the joy and envision my family rejoicing with me.
I hope your experience is as joyful as mine. May the joy be with you.
About Lily L. G. from California:
I'm an almost 18 year old whom dreams about ditching my afternoon class at COS to go surfing or karaokeing with her ol' drama class pals.