This may be sound very weird but if I want you to answer me a question, a very simple one in fact: Are YOU living the life you want to? Or you are simply following with the others, afraid of being looked down, being told that your goals and dreams are silly, not in touch with reality?
I dont care about what your excuses may be, that you dont believe in yourself: if you dont make the first step for the change, to be the change, nobody else will do it for you.
To give you some personal story: When I was a kid, some were saying that I wouldnt be able to learn how to write-due to the countless help and assisting of my mother, I proved them wrong. My head teacher was questioning if I would have my place on the job market- I finished high school with an almost excellent bulletin and with two language exam behind me, studying in a highly rated university-despite all the odds.
I was being bullied a lot as a kid, I had to work hard to reach the point where Im now in life. In my dark times at DA, people were sending me hate messages, telling me how I should just kill myself. But I survived these periods of my life and I became stronger during the process, I learned to focus on things that truly matter. If I would have give up then, if I would have said „fuck it”, I wouldnt be here right now, but I didnt. And among many other things, this is something I certainly owe to my friends and family, and of course to all those person on deviantart who have been supporting me over the years tirelessly. And If I was able to stand up for myself, there is no excuse for you not to do the same.
It may sound very corny but each and every of us are unique, capable of wonderful things that we cannot even imagine. Heck, did you know that the current US president, Barack Obama, reached to where he is from complete poverty? Believe in yourself, believe in what you do and I promise that any barrier that may have stopped you will disappear.
But our time on this Earth is however limited, any moment that we miss will never come back, each day is a new opportunity that we need to embrace, to use it to the fullest. The key for the solution is there, right in your hands, you just need to use it. Dont listen to naysayers, to people who wants to dictate how you should live, focus on what you feel its the best of you and on people who matter to you the most and who wouldnt drag you down. Not for me, not for your parents, not for anybody else :but for yourself.
Keep the following in mind: Always live your life as if tomorrow would be the last day..