Strength is something that we all have to varying levels. It is something we have one minute but might not the next. Strength comes in the form of motivation it comes in the form of opinion and it comes in the form of being an individual. One thing I have learned in this life is that it is almost impossible to ‘Fit In’ there is always going to be someone who makes you feel like an outsider. There will always be someone who questions what you wear, the way you talk, who you hang out with, what you do in your free time even what you choose to do as a career. My advice to you is to focus on yourself. Focus on the positive people around you and try not to take into account the negative energy.
I know it is hard to competently block that out sometimes. I understand that occasionally you might feel the need to question yourself too. That is totally normal. That is just a part of discovering yourself. When I was growing up even now when people ask ‘what do you want to be’ ‘what do you want to do’ who are you’ I still don’t have an answer for them. I grow as a person every day. You do too. Whether it is knowledge about things that have happened in history, learning life lessons, new skills or just becoming more confident in yourself you are growing everyday and you probably don’t even notice it.
My challenge to you is to be yourself. You don’t need to try and do weird things because your favorite celebrity is. You don’t need to be anyone other than yourself. If you want to wear your hair a certain way, wear your hair that way. If you want to dress in something that’s a bit out there. DO IT! Don’t be afraid to express yourself. This is your life and you need to experience it! We aren’t here a long time so you have to make the most of the time we do have.
In this life it is impossible to please everyone. Do your best to make your family proud. Try and be there for your friends as much as possible. Love everyone even the people who hurt you or try and bring you down. Never ever allow yourself to believe you’re not good enough because you are. Yes life isn’t easy but you make the world a better place! You might no see it or believe it but you existence is important to the people around you.
Dream big! Grab life with 2 hands and live it!