To all the girls about to start college... I want you to know something. To all the women starting a new phase in life, I want you to know something. For all of you girls who are going back to high school, I have something I want you to know.
There will be ups. And they will be glorious and full of memories and laughter. You will feel filled to the brim. You will feel a sense of control. Like you are in the drivers seat of your life.
But we all know what the opposite of up is. According to Newtons law, what goes up must come down.
You are going to get hit. Hit hard. You will stumble, some of y'all will fall. I HIT rock bottom, and I hit it hard. And every time that get back up and get back in the drivers seat, every time that I think i don't need any help driving, I am humbled and I fall. It's hard, it hurts, but you can and will get through those low moments.
But in the midst of both the highs and the lows it's up to you to know your worth. It's up to you to decide where your happiness and joy comes from. Find it from within. Look so deep inside of yourself that you are so so sure of WHO you are and WHAT made you you. Those highs and lows? Those will make you and break you. But a masterpiece is made up of messes. My favorite canvas that I painted had three coats of paint, 3 re-dos, and all three coats came together to make a masterpiece. It took time... but it came together.
That's a lot like life. We have a short amount of time here on this planet. And in that short time we will experience a lot. But everything you will go through and have been through has formed you into the amazingly beautiful human that you are. DONT let the ups and downs make you throw in the towel, make you start from scratch. Use everything that comes your way to form you into a warrior. A warrior can't control everything that happens to him, and that's ok. Don't try and control everything that will come your way. Don't turn to things that are external to seek control. Instead, use the energy to fight to get up. Pick yourself up when you fall. Be humble in your highs. And don't forget yourself in the rollercoaster of life.