Sometimes, life really sucks.
But you know what? Fuck it.
Fuck the people who don’t show you respect. The people who matter will make time for you, and will take heed of your emotions. If someone treats you with anything short of standard decency, you don’t need them in your life. Don’t let the negativity of others slow you down.
Fuck the moments that try to quash your spirit. When life tries to push you down, push back with all the strength you’ve got, even when you’ve hit the brink of exhaustion. Don’t accept any situation that makes you feel unworthy. Fight for your happiness. Live on your own terms.
Fuck the insecurities that fuel your hesitation. Don’t ever dare to talk yourself down or doubt your own ability. You are amazing. You can do it, you will do it, and you have the power to succeed at whatever you choose.
Just don’t ever give up.
Gail Albert Halaban: Paris Views, courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery.