Over the years I began to realize that I valued what other people said and thought about me over my own thoughts and words. It got to the point where I wouldn’t do the things I liked and loved, heck I wouldn’t even try for fear of what they might be thinking or saying about me. I started to want their acknowledgment and approval instead of my own. I still struggle with that, but I’ve found that I cannot be at peace with myself if I seek from them what I should seek from myself. My words, my voice, my thoughts, my acknowledgment, and my approval are far more important than anyone else’s when it comes to me. Don’t let this world or the people in it make you doubt your importance. Everything about you matters. Don’t let yourself forget that fact. You’ve got to do what feels right to you. Follow your heart and let it lead you down roads of your choosing.