This is me. I struggle everyday to wake up and live life. Some people ask, “how can someone like you be that way?” Someone like me? First don’t generalize my life, you didn’t go through elementary school being made fun of because your family was so poor all you had were your dreams. Going to school being ashamed of wearing mismatched free clothes, eating off the free lunch program, and having little school supplies. You didn’t feel the pain of jr. High being separated from the only friends you had in life because they sent you to a different school. Being shoved in with kids from other schools who got to keep all their friends and you were expected to make new friends. You didn’t go through high school being told you were the teachers pet because you worked hard to get good grades. You didn’t get put down because you weren’t allowed to play sports and worked every day after school so you couldn’t go to the games, knowing if you missed just one day your family wouldn’t have money for food that week. You didn’t feel the pain of a relationship that was entirely wrong yet were to scared to end it for fear of being alone. So just because my family has a pretty house, I own horses, I wear nice clothes, I go to a high end university that I can’t afford, I have a boyfriend who is there for me and I smile everyday doesn’t mean I don’t struggle. So please don’t categorize or generalize illnesses because that girl or guy sitting next to you could have experienced things you could never imagine.
just because you dont break skin or use a razor doesnt mean it cant be self harm
just because they never hit you doesnt mean it cant be an abusive relationship
just because you can communicate in some circles doesnt mean you cant have anxiety or socializing issues
just because you have a good day doesnt mean you cant have depression
Do not let your perception of how your struggle should be silence you. Your problems are real and they deserve attention.
- SPN season 1: Aw man we can't impersonate homeland security. That is illegal! SPN season 8: HahaHAHa FBI SO LEGIT look at my badge it says 'Han Solo'.
Fluff rice with a fork, never stir it with a spoon.
Vaseline is the best night time eye cream on the market.
You can buy alcohol and chips with your parents’ gas station credit cards.
If you force something, you’ll break it. That could be good or bad.
It’s important to read the care tags on your clothing and follow those instructions.
Related: don’t wash and dry j. crew wool sweaters.
Changing your car’s oil is not optional.
Whatever physical objects you acquire you will one day have to put into a box and move.
You’re allowed to disagree with negative feedback.
It’s always worth reading the instruction manual.
Nostalgia, like any drug, can be a poison or a remedy.
Pets are like human friends but better in every conceivable way.
Good doctors listen more than they talk.
You can’t fix a burned roux.
Just because someone is an authority figure does not mean they are intelligent/competent/right.
Measure twice, cut once.
Get your nice jeans and dress pants tailored by a professional.
If you’re uncomfortable wearing it you will not look good.
You’re not required to drink alcohol while in a bar.
There are a few things that cure all ills: the beach, your favorite album on vinyl, and fresh garlic.
Kindness is not weakness.
Baking soda is not baking powder.
Taking Excedrin P.M. while still in public is not advisable.
Terrible people will succeed. Wonderful people will fail. The world is not fair.
Appropriate footwear is always key.
You can absolutely be too forgiving.
Real humor punches up, not down.
Reading the assigned chapters will actually help you learn the material.
There are no adults. Everyone is as clueless as you are.
Applying eyeliner well is a timeless art.
You can always leave. Awkward dates, suffocating jobs, hometowns that you outgrow, relationships that aren’t growing in the right direction.
You can always come home again.
But it won’t be the same.
Life is too short for bad books, boring movies, shitty people, and margarine.
Never underestimate the importance of eyebrows.