Today, September first, will be the day that I stop letting others define me.

We live in a world where, unfortunately, most people care way too much about what people think about us. We live behind our social media accounts, depicting the perfect life, which often isn't reality.

Because of this media consumed world we live in, it is important not to get swept up in it.

Because of the generation we live in, it is important to keep these ideas in mind...

It is so easy to take what people say to us, what they think of us, how they treat us and let that affect us negatively. But, we can not let others determine who we are, what mood we are in, or what we are capable of.

We are the creators of our own destinies. We are the only person that has complete control over who we are, who we become, and what we do in our lives.

Do not let people label you. You are yourself for a reason, embrace it.

Do not hide who you are. You are perfect the way that you are, and you are enough. Trust that.

If someone breaks your heart, you are not weak. You are strong enough to get through it.

If you feel lost, there is only more room for you to be found.

If you feel beautiful, do not worry about others thinking the same.

See a low point in life as a way to get stronger, as a way to grow as an individual.

I encourage you to take the negative things in your life and turn them into a positive. Don't let them bring down who you are. Instead, let them build you up.

Be who you truly are, and do not let anyone get in the way of that amazing person.