Despite not being on this earth for too long, there are many things that I have learned during my 16 years of existence, and I feel like I should share some things. So listen up
Not everyone is going to like you.
And that's fine. What's important is that you like yourself. Now I don't mean that you should go around and be a bad person as long as you think that it's okay behavior. What I'm saying is that just like you don't like some people, some people won't like you. And it isn't always personal, no matter how strange that sounds, sometimes people are just plain bitter. Don't get hung up on it, be at peace with it and move on. Period.
Don't take yourself too seriously.
Have fun in your teen years. Don't spend a vast majority of your time thinking about something critical someone said. Lord knows I have spent many nights imagining a fight with someone just because they said something about me that I found slightly rude or unnecessary. Take everything with a pinch of salt, live with humor at the tip of your tongue and laugh just like you breathe. Of course if someone tries to cross you in a genuinely harsh way or if they're just downright mean, stand up for yourself.
Not everything needs a response.
I myself seemed to have some kind of need to always respond to everything, even if it wasn't directed towards me. I responded to things like snarky comments, someone else (according to me) dumb opinions, questions that weren't mine to answer, actions that bothered me and just genuinely put my two cents in when it wasn't even my business. Now when I look back I see how annoying it was when other people did it and how annoying it must've been when I did it. Learn from mistakes frens, and remember, a look says more that a thousand words.
Words can't hurt you.
A very bright person by the name of Jinkx Monsoon once said "Words can't hurt you. Only your own perception of those words." Meaning, don't let someone else words bring you down, what's really hurting you is the way you handle and take those words. The most important voice in your life will always be your own, a voice is a weapon and that's why it should be handled with care. Remember, anything that brings you down is simply just
There is no definition of beauty
Beauty is not something that should come with a picture as reference. TV and magazines will build an ideal picture of what they define as "beauty" to sell or plug products, and people eat it up. Beautiful isn't just something you are, it's something you do. There is just as much beauty in action as there is in simplicity, a sunrise or in spotted skin. Your own perception of beauty is the one you do what you want with.
There is no hurry.
With the years I see more and more younger kids tryna rush the aging process. They want to be "grown up", they wanna go out with their friends and wear makeup and they start swearing and think that drinking an energy drink makes them look cool. I have never understood why they are in such a rush to grow up. You age and get older every single second, you have the rest of your life to be an adult but you only get one childhood, you're a kid only once. You have no place to be, so why hurry. The world turns slowly, you should do the same.
Asking for help does not mean you are weak.
Asking for help in a hard situation does not mean that you are weak and can't handle life on your own, it simply means that you are aware enough to know that some extra help could make things easier. Assistance is not something you should fear, both asking for help and helping is as natural as breathing, so why would you not do it. I understand that there might be a thought in the back of your head saying that it will be a such a "heavy burden" but believe me, there are many people who would gladly help you at all times.
That was all my frens, perhaps a lil short but I hope you found something you could either apply to your life or relate to. Have a great weekend darlings 💐💛
(SONGS OF THE NIGHT! I've been listening to the album TAXIDERMY by the fabulous (and complete genius) Sharon Needles all week. I recommend the songs Hollywoodn't, Taxidermy and Dracula now that we are getting closer to spooky halloween week👻🎃 Check it out on Spotify, iTunes and YouTube!)