As my time as high schooler comes to an end, it has become more apparent to me that the idea of fitting in is a key component to life. Though it is more prominent in high school, I have come to the conclusion that we all have this pressing desire to be accepted. There is nothing wrong that-- heck its a natural feeling-- but at the same time its bad when it starts to cloud the way you live. 

       As I sit in the hallway at school, I can see the cliques form right in front of me. The jocks, with their low hanging pants, fresh polos, nike socks, and Jordans, slowly malinger to class. Some have their hats on backwards while others barely flick their hoodies above their spiked hair. Their backpacks hang low on the their backs, while one hands holds a strap and the other tweets the next trending tweet. What does it take to be in their group? You have to be athletic, funny, and charismatic. 

       How about the theatre group? Of course you have to be in plays, love the arts, etc. etc. You get my point right? There are so many groups with different criteria that people make assumptions about. But in the end, where do you stand? Are you in the preppy group? Goth? Jock? Theatre? Nerds? Geeks? Well guess what? FORGET ALL OF THAT. Why do you need to be part of a stereotype that in the end only brings negativity to your life? You don't need to bend to anyone else's social standards or even society's. Being you is the most best and beautiful thing out there-- you just gotta embrace it.

      Don't worry about fitting in. Not everyone is going to like you, not everyone is going to want to be friends with you, and thats okay. If you did want this, I can guarantee that in the end, not even half of them will stay with you to the end. I'm sorry, but thats the hard truth.  Don't apologize to them for not being cool enough, funny enough, or charming! Its their own fault-- the fault that they don't see how amazing you really are. 

      Stay strong loves. 

Editors Note:

    Hey guys! So I've decided to start blogging on here at least once a week. For now, I'll be talking about random things that pop into my mind, BUT if you would like to suggest any ideas please feel free to comment on this post or leave me a message on my wall. As always, feedback on these blogs are welcome. Let me know what you think about this crazy new idea! Thanks :)