Hey Teens!

In this post I’d like to talk to you guys about something that I struggle with on a daily basis.

As im, that many times we’ll choose to do certain things that we think are “cool”. We will see other kids our age acting a certain way, or saying different things. In those moments, we think to ourselves “How can I be like them?”, “Am I cool enough to actually hang out with them?”, and “What can I do for them to like me?”

All of this stems from our desire to fit in. We want to know what our identity really is, and because of this, we end up making some dumb decisions along the way.

Sometimes it’s something really small like making a rude remark, but other times it isn’t that minuscule. You might end up being involved with the wrong group, and not only are they punished if something bad occurs, but you would have to suffer the consequences as well.

Today, when I experience these moments, I try to remind myself that there is no need for validation from another teenager who is trying to figure out who they are too. I try to recall the person I know I am, and I make sure to really analyze every situation that I could possibly put myself in.

My main message here is to make sure that YOU know who YOU are. You must be strong willed, and most of all, you need to stand up for what you know is right and wrong. I also want you to know that you are an AMAZING person, and you don’t have to act like anyone other than yourself! BE YOU.


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