Hey, guys! Jusy wanted to say that I hope you all have a lovely day tomorrow! I’ll be celebrating the holiday with my parents and sisters, so I won’t be online. (That and I totally didn’t have time to add anything to a queue…) To anyone also in the States celebrating Thanksgiving, I hope you all stay safe and warm. Don’t be afraid to step back and breathe if things get stressful and remember that whoever you have to deal with this year won’t always be around to make you feel bad. It’s okay to feel upset, but you never wanna find yourself doing something that can hurt you in the long run. Always put your health and safety first! That’s the most important thing you can do on stressful days. I love you all and I hope that wherever you are, you’re enjoying yourself and able to spend the day smiling. I’ll be updating again soon.

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I think I can deal with it, but I kept going through it. Until one day only a few years ago, I thought I cannot deal with it. This is holding me back in life. This is not how I’m supposed to be and I want to overcome it. So I looked back at my life, at the things that may have made me this way that I could change the baggage that I was holding on to and said, “I don’t need you anymore!

It’s so important to know you should be happy and proud of who you are. (x)

In case you needed a reminder; all of your hard work is paying off and all of your progress has been incredible. No matter how small of steps you’re taking or how much back pedaling you’ve had to do–progress is progress and you’re doing a great job.

i want to tell you a story. it’s a story about a 17 year old boy from columbus ohio, with a rubber band on his wrist and bad thoughts in his head who writes about trees and saying hello. it’s a story about a 20 year old boy from ohio who makes this musical group, and starts to need his rubber band less, and puts his words in to music. it’s a story about a 22 year old boy from ohio, whose life isn’t going quite the way he thought it would but he’s made a new friend, a new brother, and this new friend is helping him project the words he once feared to say, louder and further than he ever thought possible. it’s a story about a 24 year old boy from ohio who has stopped wearing his rubber band completely, and who is singing the world his darkest thoughts, at first afraid of rejection, but growing confidence as he hears the world sing back. it’s a story about a 27 year old boy from ohio, with tattoos lining his wrist where a rubber band once was, who stands in one of the biggest venues in america and sings to nearly 30,000 people about trees and saying hello. 

i want to tell you a story. it’s a story about a boy who made it. and i want you to know that you can make it too. you are not a sad story. you are not hopeless. you will sing about your own trees one day.

To the people who write hundreds of chapters for their stories and get no reviews:

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FRIENDLY REMINDER: You are allowed to feel proud of yourself for things that might seem silly to other people, like getting better at a video game or putting together a nice outfit for the next morning or finishing a book. You deserve to feel proud for your accomplishment.

shoutout to everyone going through a rough time right now
if it’s to do with school, family, academics, friends, pets, people, the world or even yourself, it’s okay. it will be okay. 
you will be okay.
remember this is only temporary. you will come through. you can do this. 
i believe in you. 

You are not your parent’s possessions.
You are not your parent’s possessions.
You are not your parent’s possessions.
You are not your parent’s possessions.
You are not your parent’s possessions.
You are not your parent’s possessions.
You are not your parent’s possessions.
You are not your parent’s possessions.
You are not your parent’s possessions.
You are not your parent’s possessions.
You are not your parent’s possessions.
You are not your parent’s possessions.
You are not your parent’s possessions.
You are not your parent’s possessions.
You are not your parent’s possessions.
You are not your parent’s possessions.