Pub Date 21 Jul 2017
Being a teenager is hard. It can feel like there's always someone looking at you, or someone talking at you, to you or behind your back. Someone liking you, criticising you, teasing you, picking on you or daring you. It's a crazy time, but is the time of your life when you really find out who you are and who you want to be.
During this time, your friends are your world. They understand you, and you can tell them anything.…but what happens when all that changes, leaving you feeling lost and alone? When you’re picked on for being different, do you embrace your true self or withdraw from the world around you?
When no one else appears to have your back, that’s when you learn what you’re made of and realise the capacity you have to overcome the obstacles in your path. You must learn to be in charge of your own destiny and to recognise that the direction your life takes is down to you. Strength and resilience will lead you to where you want to be, even though it may often seem like an impossible task.
As the saying goes, ‘life is simple, it’s just not easy’. The choice is yours!