Being the best that you can be


Drew Timmons

Kinzie Sellars

Kinzie Sellars, Managing Editor

Are you constantly worried about what other people think regarding the choices you make?

You make choices all the time in your everyday life; all throughout the day.

Girls worry about their figure and how their body looks.

Right now, the New Year has begun and girls are working on tightening their figure, getting back in shape and making themselves look “good” in their eyes and others as well.

But is that really the case?

Is it really you that makes you want to change the way you look?

Or is it really what other people think?

Marilyn Monroe is an idol for many girls growing up today. She proved that being a double zero isn’t what’s important in life. What is important is that you feel beautiful in your own skin.

Other peoples’ opinions of you do not matter.

When choosing friends, people usually pick people they are comfortable around and have things in common with.

Some people choose friends differently though.

Our generation is full of social cliques that are almost impossible to get away from.

People want to be in the popular group, the group of people that everyone knows.

Sadly some will do anything they can to get there and sometimes they don’t make the best decisions.

When someone tells you to change yourself, don’t do it. They don’t care about you if that’s the case. They care about controlling you and getting you to do things you don’t feel is right.

Honestly, peer pressure is something that exists in not only girls but in boys too.

Guys can be pressured by many things too just to look “cool” in the eyes of the people they hang out with.

But it’s not that important.

Do things you feel is right and stand up for what you believe in. Just because someone tells you to do something doesn’t mean it’s right. If you only making the choice because they are, then you are not living your life, but the life someone else wants you to live.

You have to be yourself and do what you know is right.

It’s your life, after all, and when you look back in 10, 20 or 30 years, do you want to regret making choices or do you want to be completely proud?

I get it.

You want to live and have fun, be a teenager and do “teenager things”. But you don’t have to do things you’ll regret to be a teenager.

Be yourself and do things that make you happy.

When you look back on your life years down the road, you’ll want to be proud of yourself.

Do not give in to things you don’t feel are right.

Do not be afraid of judgment just because you don’t do the things people pressure you to do.

Be the best of you, not the best of what somebody wants you to be.