Hey, I'm proud of you.
I think you are pretty damn great.
When was the last time someone said those things to you? Hard to remember isn't it? I'm not about to sing an anthem in your honor or anything, but a little pat on the back every now and again does the body good (ok if you really need an anthem I will totally sing one for you like Katy Perrys Firework).
So here's to you, you magnificently flawed human being. Here is to the good, the bad, and the ugly. Here is to your best moments and your worst mistakes. I'm proud of you for being you and trying your best; like a soccer mom at a jr. league game (we all know those kids don't have actual talent at that age, but we cheer them on anyways) I will jump up and down and scream your praise with the best of um.
You are amazing. Your efforts are good enough even if things don't work out, even if you fail, you tried and that is enough!
I am not here to tell you how to live your life... I can't tell you to pursue your dreams, to 'shoot for the moon and land among the stars'...but I can tell you this- you are not alone, reach out to those around you, you will be amazed at just how supportive they can be (and if they aren't tell them to gtfo because they aren't worth your time).
You are the bees f&^%ing knees, that's all there is to it.
*This post is dedicated to all of my incredibly talented, beautiful, brilliant, creative, friends who make my life better on the daily... the total babe in the photo is Jill DeVries an insane photographer who sees the world in the most brilliant way and she is the very best of friends a girl could ask for.