Being a teenager in these media times you realize that the pressure of looking or being a certain way gets to an individual in a whole other way.
Daily we are surrounded my images which are slowly shaping our perception of how things are supposed to be, even though we stand on both sides of the dilemma.

Unknowingly these ideals grow on us. They would not have to, but they do none the less. Every advertisement we see, every model we admire. Sometimes it takes a toll on us and makes us feel bad about ourselves; how we look like and how we live our lives. But the images we see are almost always staged, even though the model is striking the “there is no camera here”-pose. Posing is their jobs.

At the same time I’m not blaming anyone, I do this too. Every time I think about posting something on Instagram or anywhere on the internet I want it to look good. I want people to think each picture I post looks good. I do not want to show the world my triple chin of which only some “lucky” snapchat friends get to see.
Most people only want to show the best side of them, aside from all the sad grunge-pages put there.

I guess what I’m trying to say is to try to not compare yourself to what you see out there in the inter-webs and just be who you are. You are amazing just the way you are, you do not have to change unless you want to by your very own will. Because you are unique and no one is exactly like you.

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There is something that has always been banged into our heads, ever since we were little. That was that hard work always brings us the good things, after all they say Work hard, play hard and not Play hard, play harder.
There are always some points where you just stop and realize that you might be starting something that might be life changing, whether that may be a new job or a new relationship or something in between. Sometimes it might be something that might not be particularly fun right now but when you get past it it will lead you to the gold pot on the other side of the rainbow.

I know that school has just started for a lot of us and I myself have already had to start studying pretty much almost everyday. Sometimes it might seem tough but you have to think about what is in it for you in the long haul. I mean Bill Gates did not just sleep during his work on Microsoft. It takes the effort you put in to make something wonderful happen. Just remember not to overthink it because that is not good either. Maintain that balance; work and live and you will make wonders happen. Just believe in yourself, even in the toughest of times and remember that I believe in you, whoever you are.