What playing pokemon go tought me...

Playing Pokemon Go got me thinking.

You play pokemon. Your six are Mewtwo, Dragonite, Charizard, Gengar, AwesomePkmn5, AwesomePkmn6.

You grow up trying to be a Mewtwo, a Dragonite.

Shit happens, maybe you're not a Mewtwo.
More shit happens, maybe you're not a Charizard.

Life happens, and you find you're a weedle.
I hated when I found out I wasn't automatically in everyone's top 6 team in everything.

But you know what? That's ok.
Be the best version of yourself; and be proud of that.

Don't worry about shit that wasn't in your hands in the first place, just focus on leveling up. You were born with the bug type, you were born with a weakness to fire, psychic, and rock.

But you'll be a Kakuna someday, and someday a Beedrill. Somedays you'll be so in-the-zone that you'll go Mega Beedrill, and be full-on beast mode, and on your day, they will tremble.

You can be a lvl 4 weedle, at the bottom of the food chain.

Or you can be a lvl 100 Beedrill. Sure, you'll still lose to any Charizard lvl 70+, but you can annihilate 80% of all pokemon and 100% of the pokemon who spend all their time complaining about being pidgeys, rattatas, and dunsparces.

It may be obvious to a lot of people, but it struck me that it doesn't matter what's happened in the past- it's me vs me first, and only then me vs opponents. Either way, level up.

Keep moving forward. That's all you can ask of yourself.

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