I still remember my teenage years as though it was yesterday. I let so many opportunities pass me by because I used to allow fear of the unknown to hold me back. The worse thing in life is regret. Live life the way you want to experience it. Don't be afraid of rejection. Don't be afraid to take chances. The older you get the more you end up wishing you had done certain things but this is preventable. Make every day count. In 100 years from now NOBODY WILL CARE so stop worrying about fear of rejection or what everyone else will think! Spend your days being thankful or at least finds ways to find things to be thankful about. Walk with your head/chin up. Smile and let others find your love of life contagious. Define the person you want to be and then do the work to accomplish it as you will thank yourself later. Be with the person (or persons) who makes you feel good about yourself. Screw those who bring you down or seek to control you in a relationship. It's not worth living and dying less than blessed. You are the most important person and never let anyone else make you think you are not as there is not another person on the planet exactly the same as you and that is what makes you unique. Those who do not like you are not worthy of you. Do not associate with toxic people. Take care of yourself! It's never too late to change yourself. You want to reach your golden years still young at heart and still active and healthy.
Below is a picture of me at the age of 16. I was on a cruise ship when this picture was taken. I can still remember boarding the ship and exiting when it was done. I can remember many of the things I done and said. I remember the flight to Florida. If you are young now then this too will be your experience later.
The next picture is me in my 30's on another cruise. Again, it seemed like yesterday.
The next picture was taken this year in July as I turned 50. In 10 years I will be 60 and that picture I took of myself will seem like yesterday in 10 years.
Make the best out of your life as it goes by fast. Make every day count. Make every day awesome! Stop living life with "Should I?" talk and start living life saying, "I will do it? If you do not then you will reach an age where you can only sit around saying, "If I could only do it all over again" as you will finally realize the importance of pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and making life the way you would intend it to be.