What if we took half an hour that we would have spent updating our profile picture to do something that we'll be proud of? What if, instead of asking what other people think, we ask what we think of ourselves?
In the recent months, I've shed a lot of things that I was pretending to be. I've still got a ways to go, but the difference is already astounding. Maybe it's not cool to be the girl who isn't in love with her phone; who reads like crazy and listens to the hit radio once in a blue moon. Maybe I'll never be 'popular'.
But you know what? I have a lot of other things to be proud of.
I am a photographer, a daughter, a friend, an artist, a writer, a sister, an athlete and an individual.
If being happier while taking pictures than hopping from party to party sets me apart from the rest, that's fantastic, because I need to be my own person.
I'm excited for the future and the places I'll go and the people I'll meet. I find comfort and pleasure in the fact that I'm going to discover so many cities and hug so many new friends. There are other people in this world that aspire and dream as I do. I'm happy to be exactly who I truly am, because the future is bright, my friends.