It’s never too late to change your mind, or try something new. In fact, you probably should be feeling the pull to do new things every so often. It’s okay to quit things you’re no longer interested in. Your answer to everything should be “Hell yes!” or “Not at all”.
Trials and tribulations make you stronger. They prepare you for the next great things you will be doing in life. The one thing I’m most thankful for is all the situations I’ve had to deal with throughout my life. They have made me mentally tough and emotionally mature. I believe people who have had to fight for what they have achieved have multiple advantages over those who have had a clear path towards their goals.
There will always be 5% of people that drop passive-aggressive comments or are rude — they do it to anyone who is different from them, not just you. Like the bullies you may have encountered in high school, they are cowardly, and have never meant shit, then or now. Just keep showing up, smile in their face, and there’s really nothing they can do. Just like the bullies in high school, they always back down when called out by someone who knows who they are.
Be true to yourself. Don’t fake being who you are for anyone or anything. Be honest in all your communication and you’ll never have to worry about how people feel about what you tell them.
You’re here for a reason. Don’t doubt you can do something great or impactful. Don’t overthink things. Just keep trying until you run out of days. You’ll get there.
Many people run away from their fear. But fear might be the best indicator ever of what you should do. Try running towards it whenever you feel the compulsion to run away.