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13 Signs You Were An Overachieving Child But A Mediocre Adult

Shout out to all the gifted and talented kids who ended up becoming painfully... normal.

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1. You used to be a stickler for punctuation and grammar...

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2. These days even words seem like too much hassle.

Emojis are the hieroglyphs of the modern age, after all!

Emojis are the hieroglyphs of the modern age, after all!

3. Your homework was always in on time, no matter what the circumstances...

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4. Recently, your approach to deadlines has been rather less enthusiastic.

5. As a child you devoured piles and piles of books...

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6. Nowadays, your reading material is decidedly more list-based.

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7. You drop your exam grades into conversations at inappropriate times.

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You don't even mean to do it, you know nobody cares, YOU don't even care. But there it is, you just told everyone at work that you passed Grade 5 piano with merit when you were nine...

8. You used to fill diaries and journals full of your deepest, innermost thoughts...

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9. In recent years, you've turned your literary prowess to short-form writing.

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10. You've started attending pub quizzes to give your academic prowess and impeccable general knowledge a chance to shine.

You are an absolute boss at educated guesses.
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You are an absolute boss at educated guesses.

11. You could probably publish your high school revision notes.

Now you're definitely thinking about the money you could make from selling them, which is tragic in itself.
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Now you're definitely thinking about the money you could make from selling them, which is tragic in itself.

12. In the midst of a spread sheet nightmare, you know that your super organised past self is proud of you.

13. There's still a part of you that has extremely high hopes for yourself.

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And you know that you can do it, if you put your mind to it. You can be the BEST mediocre adult EVER.

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