Who I Was Born to Be

“Who I Was Born to Be” is sung by Susan Boyle on her first CD, “I Dreamed a Dream”.  This song’s lyrics have touched my heart.  Here are some of the lyrics: When I was a child I could see the wind in the trees And I heard a song in the breeze It was there, singing out my name.   But I’m not a girl I have known the taste of defeat And I’ve finally grown to believe It will all come around again.   And though I may not Know the answers I can finally say I’m free And if the questions Lead me here, then I am who I was born to be. Wow, how true those words are in my life, and probably in yours.  As a girl I had a life filled with parents who loved me and who wanted the best for me.  I had a twin sister with whom I grew up.  Although we didn’t always get along, we always knew we had each other’s back. There were great expectations that I would go to college, then get married, and have a carefree life.  The problem was that I didn’t know what I wanted to do in life with respect to college or a career.  I started college but found that being away from my family was too hard and so I quit college after the first semester, my first defeat.

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