There are some things that I wish more people said were okay. Instead, there are things that I often feel guilty about which I, and any one else, shouldn’t have to feel guilty about. A lot of these will seem obvious, but it’s amazing what I’ve been made to feel bad about. The simplest things can be hard to understand, but I promise the following are all more than okay.
1. It’s okay to miss someone.
We all miss people. We miss the way things were. We miss those we used to talk to all the time. It's normal to want those kinds of things back.
2.It’s okay to think about someone a lot.
3. It’s okay to need space.
4. It’s okay to overthink.
5. It’s okay to be awkward.
Let's be honest, we're all a little bit awkward at times.
6. It’s okay to be passionate about something.
Whether it's something you love to do or if it's something you're a fan of, there's nothing wrong with that. We should all be allowed to love what we want to.
7. It’s okay to feel alone.
8. It’s okay not to love school or college.
It's not for all of us. And I feel like as long as you're not wasting your education, it's okay for it to not be something you love and enjoy. Do your best, but I don't believe that college is supposed to be 'the time of my life.'
9. It’s okay to have differences of opinion.
It's okay to disagree with someone. But it's also important to remember to let others disagree with you, too. Don't attack someone or make them feel like they're wrong just for thinking differently from you.
10. It’s okay to be scared.
It's another thing that's part of life.
11.It’s okay to want to do well.
Wanting to achieve something isn't something to be ashamed of. Doing well isn't wrong.
12. It’s okay to fail.
We can learn some of the most important lessons from failing.
13. It’s okay to not be confident.
It can be challenging to always be positive. And, while I believe trying to be positive is important, I also think it's important to know that you can allow yourself to have doubt and worry. It's not a a sign of weakness.
14. It’s okay to be self conscious.
Being yourself is the most important thing, but I think that we all have moments where it's okay to be self conscious. It happens and we shouldn't feel bad about it.
15. It’s okay to be mad.
16. It’s okay to be stressed.
When it comes to stress, I find it best to let it out however is needed. Holding it in can do worse than letting it out.
17. It’s okay to cry.
18. It’s okay to keep to yourself.
Socializing can be overwhelming. It can be great, but there are some times when we need to have space to ourselves. It doesn't mean we don't like people, it just means we like having down time too.