The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Oh no, you chose. You chose to get ahead. You want this life, those choices are necessary.
Oh. Ok, I see you think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select, I don’t know, that lumpy blue sweater for instance because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself to seriously to care about what you put on your back but what you don’t know is that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise, it’s not lapis, it’s actually cerulean. You’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent, wasn’t it, who showed cerulean military jackets?.. I think we need a jacket here… And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing a sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room… from a pile of stuff.
Take chances.. a lot of them. Because honestly, no matter where you end up and with who, it always ends up just the way it should be. Your mistakes make you who you are. You learn and grow with each choice you make. Everything is worth it. Say how you feel- always. Be you and be okay with it. It doesn’t matter what any other person thinks.
I shouldn’t have come home. I know the risk. But I have no choice. I have to know her.
We choose our own path. Our values and our actions? They define who we are.
I know sometimes if I don’t think about what I do or think about the things I say, then I’ll just ruin it for everybody and keep giving that stereotype of teens that they’re irresponsible and not doing anything with their lives.
I’ve got to make really good decisions and that helps me in my real life because it’s that little voice in my head telling me right from wrong. More than just for myself but for girls who are watching me.