No one should ever try to "downgrade" themselves just because the people around them can't handle it. You should embrace who you are -- that's what they say, "accept your flaws, embrace your flaws." But what about your gifts? You should be allowed to embrace the positive aspects of yourself without feeling guilty about it. [...]

Day 27: what’s one choice you can make right now that your future self will thank you for?

I choose to continue focusing on myself and not let anyone's negative energy infect my life. I choose to remember all the things that make me happy and not let anyone take that away from me. My future self will be glad when she looks back and thinks about who she invested in and who [...]

Day 25: things you are really, really good at

I'm really good at doing my own creative projects, seeing the positive in everything, focusing hard on something, pushing myself to be better, using my imagination, setting goals, planning ahead, taking care of animals, typing really fast, making people smile, making people CDs and knowing what music they'll like, getting people to dance, cooking pasta, [...]