you, whether or not you want to, exist. and because of this, you matter. you are funny and unique and radiant and you matter.
people are going to be utter assholes. they are going to try to tear you down. do not assume everyone will be this way. and just because some are, sure as hell doesn’t mean you have to be.
the best advice i have ever heard is to treat yourself how you would treat your best friend or someone you love. would you tell them they are worthless? that they are ugly? that no one will love them? that they should kill themselves? no. you wouldn’t. realize you are your own true best friend. treat yourself like it.
some days you will want to stay in bed all day and shut yourself off from the world. this is okay, but try not to make a habit of it. go out and soak in the sunshine, explore nature, diminish the incessant worry surrounding the future for a few minutes. sit and think about how miraculous it is that you are alive and breathing and can appreciate the incredible opportunity you were given to be on this earth.
some of the best days of your life haven’t even happened yet. the best day of your life could be tomorrow. or the next day. keep going.