Stop trying so hard, little girl. Stop working so hard to make people like you. Stop following the crowd. Stop becoming someone you were never meant to become.
Stop wasting so much time looking perfect. Stop wishing you were someone else. Stop crying those tears over the group that doesn’t want you.
Stop looking at that magazine. Stop sucking in your stomach. Stop apologizing just for being. Stop worrying so much about what everyone else thinks.
Stop pleasing everyone. Stop ignoring your own truth. Stop rejecting your weirdness and your awkwardness and your special, little quirks. Stop blending in. Stop being afraid to stand out.
Stop waiting around for someone to be a good friend to you and just be a good friend to someone in need. Stop hiding in your closet. Stop burying your feelings.
Stop looking to your left and to your right. Stop competing. Stop comparing. Stop copycatting. Stop getting hung up on what everyone else is doing, on what everyone else has, on who everyone else is.