"No matter what you do, what you say, or who you become, there will always be someone who doesn’t approve. There will always be someone who thinks you’re too much or too little. Someone who finds you too obedient or too outspoken; too sensitive or too cold; too needy or too distant; too serious or too immature; too much of who you really are and not enough of who they really want or need you to be. And that’s okay. It’s impossible to please everyone, and more importantly, you don’t exist to conform to other people’s standards. If someone doesn’t like who you are, that’s their problem — not yours. You can’t live your life based on other people’s needs and expectations, especially not when it means compromising who you are and what makes you happy. You have to make your happiness and wellbeing a priority. You have to let go of the idea that you need other people to validate your worth. You have to believe with absolute conviction that who you are is exactly enough. You have to trust that who you are is all you need to be."

— Daniell Koepke