• To all those who are in finals week:You got this. I believe in you. Don't let one bad grade get you down. Your grades do not determine the kind of wonderful person you are. Remember to keep hydrated, SLEEP, eat something if you haven't done any of those in a while. Get some fresh air, watch a funny video, and keep on pressing on. We're gonna get through finals and be victorious.

Because I know there are people who say all these things don’t happen. And there are people who forget what it’s like to be 16 when they turn 17. I know these will all be stories someday. And our pictures will become old photographs. We’ll all become somebody’s mom or dad. But right now these moments are not stories. This is happening. I am here and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive, and you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song and that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment I swear, we are infinite.

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

50 Lessons I Learned From Books

1. If you have access to a Time Turner, definitely use that to fix your major life threatening problems, instead of waiting for say, four more years to see if things get worse.

2. Bad days happen. Even in Australia.

3. If there’s a guy who throws really jazzy parties and calls himself great, he’s probably over compensating.

4. You can’t only take, you must also give.

5. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.

6. Books you read at just the right age, moment, or time never, ever leave you.

7. A golden ticket doesn’t solve all your problems.

8. In your life, you can be both happy and sad, and still wonder how that could be.

9. To truly know a person, you have to consider things from their point of view. Climb into their skin; walk around in it for a bit. Most people are nice if you get to know them.

10. Mockingbirds don’t do anything but make beautiful music for us to enjoy.

11. There are no ducks in Central Park in the winter.

12. It may not be universally acknowledged, but sometimes, love is right in front of you.

13. Good friends will bring you through anything.

14. The nice thing about the Museum of Natural History is that nothing ever changes, even though you do.

15. You’ll think of it tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day.

16. Always check the back of your closet to make sure you’re not missing out on anything cool.

17. Sometimes, unrequited love is as real and unattainable as a light shining on a faraway dock.

18. Every hero needs a sidekick.

19. The nervous, nerdy kid can win the fearless, brilliant girl’s heart.

20.  “Salutations” is a fancy way of saying hello.

21. All children, except one, grow up.

22. If you let high school kids self-govern themselves, the stuff will hit the fan.

23. If someone grants you one wish, don’t use it to go to Disneyland.

24. You can fight monsters and still be home in time for supper.

25. It’s when you really love someone that they become real.

26. “Wendy, one girl is more use than twenty boys.”

27. Mistakes happen, if you’re tending to people (or rabbits), even if you didn’t mean any harm.

28. You are braver than you believe, smarter than you seem, and stronger than you think.

29. The shy neighbor kid probably just wants a friend.

30. Matchmaking doesn’t always end well, even if you think you’re good at it.

31. “Women could manage everything in the world without men’s help—except having babies, and God knows, no woman in her right mind would have babies if she could help it.”

32. There is a place where the sidewalk ends but before the street begins.

33. All you need is a crayon and some creativity.

34. Life is hard for everyone, even if they’re the Chosen One.

35. Everyone has a backstory. Even the villains. Especially the villains.

36. Everyone’s a little bonkers. All the best people are.

37. No one knows who they are at age sixteen.

38. Our world would be a very strange place if it didn’t have any color.

39. You are not in love at age thirteen, though you will swear you are.

40. You will remember books in the lowest moments of your life, especially the books that saved your life.

41. No one really knows what will happen after the apocalypse, but I hope it’s nothing like the books.

42.  If it’s between the shy, nerdy boy and the cocky one, the choice is obvious.

43. What you imagine…sometimes comes true.

44. The perfect happily ever after really only happens in fairytales.

45. You can promise to be good, but it is easy for little monkeys to forget.

46. Your parents might not always understand you, but they have your best interests at heart.

47. You might be royalty. You just don’t know it yet.

48. If someone is really hard on you, chances are, they’re protecting you.

49. You are not alone.

50. There is always a new beginning, a chance for a sequel, where the victim can become a hero in their new adventure to be had.

So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them
—  Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Dear Friend,

I am confused. I am scared. Everyday I wake up and I have no idea what I am doing with my life. But I’m trying. And I am taking the steps in the right direction. Or well at least I think I am. And I hope that will lead me somewhere and that all the confusion and shit I feel now… I hope that it will strengthen me and shape me to be the person I am supposed to be in the future. I hope that someday, I can look back and understand why everything happened and how everything led up to that point in my life where I am finally happy.

I am trying to be positive, I really am. Because a life full of negativity just cycles and gets worse and deepens the wounds, and that’s no life. It’s just really hard to stay positive sometimes. 

                                                                                               Love Always,