life is so hard when you have twenty tv shows to watch

I think that hardest part of being a teenager is that the people around you define who you are, before you even get to know yourself. They think they know you, but they don’t. They know a few facts about you, and they piece you together in a way that makes sense to them, and I guess people do that because it’s easier to see what we want than to look for the truth. And if you don’t know yourself very well, you might even begin to believe the things that they say and loose sight of whom you really are. I am who I am, no excuses. I just wish people would look past the superficial things and the things they see on the outside and look at me for just who I am, and get to know me.
A boy is just a boy. A bad grade is just a bad grade. Life is just life. Eventually you’ll learn that all your stresses right now aren’t going to matter in 10 years. You need to decide whether or not you want to be a successful, intelligent, and great person or be a crabby ass person, it’s all up to you. Destiny lies in your own hands and you’re in control of it. No one else. Just you and yourself. Learn to be happy, learn to be kind, and learn to love. One day you’ll look back at your life and I hope you say to yourself “What a wonderful life”. Stay positive, motivated, and always keep striving to be the best you can be.
― My aunt giving me s lecture about life (via curiouxs)