Accept Yourself or Be Accepted?

Is it better to be accepted by yourself,

Or to be accepted by everyone else?

Well, let’s compare:

By being content with who you are,

You know your boundaries and don’t reach too far.

Or you know your boundaries and never stop going,

Make good choices,

And keep your own rhythm flowing.

With confidence,

You aren’t easily manipulated.

You don’t care what anyone thinks of who you love or what you love to do,

You just stay true to you.

If you are desperate to be accepted by society,

 You lose your own individuality,

Your own feelings become less of a priority.

You shape into the mold society has “perfected”,

You do whatever it takes,

No matter whom you’ve neglected.

By making yourself seem big,

You make others seem small.

You don’t stand up for your beliefs,

Ultimately living in a world of grief.

So would you rather accept yourself,

Or live to be accepted by everyone else?

Christine Hachem 


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100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful!

Okay so everyone needs some inspiration every once in a while. I’ve been feeling really down lately and stressed due to midterms coming up because I am simply worried about the future. I always think to myself: how about if my hard work doesn’t pay off? why should I try so hard even though I know I’m going to fail? Well obviously, that’s not the right attitude and all it does is lower self esteem and give me no motivation to do well. I found this amazing article I hope can inspire any student going through the stress of midterms, or can help anyone doubting their future! If you feel like you aren’t going to become successful, here are 100 quotes that will sure give you the motivation to be. Click on the link below!

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful

Hope this helps and gives you the extra boost needed to ace your midterms!

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Resolutions for the New Year!

So with 2014 coming to an end, it’s resolution time! Below, check out these amazing articles I found on Huffington Post about easy New Year’s resolutions everyone should have. They are easy, but will make for a happier, more successful year!

10 Easy New Year’s Resolutions Anyone Can Achieve

8 Moves to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet!


The articles above inspired my resolution. 


 I don’t want to decide now what I want to accomplish for the year because from experience, life changes in a split second. I want to reduce my anxiety and to accomplish this, I am going to take this year step by step. Every month, I am going to write down in a notebook a list of what I want to accomplish for that month and do everything needed to accomplish those goals. This way, I will become happier everyday because I will constantly feel successful by accomplishing little goals, but more of them. The key is that after the month ends, I will continue the goal throughout the whole year. By doing this, I will accomplish my New Years resolution and finally


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If you have any resolutions you would like to share, feel free to comment below and I hope everyone appreciates the ending of 2014 as the beginning of 2015 approaches!

Past Decisions Should Not Dictate Your Future


                    Past decisions should not dictate your future. People expect you to know what you want to do with your life once you enter high school. They expect you to know where you want to go to college, what you want to major in… My question is why? Why do you need to know what you want to do when you’re an adult, when in reality you’re only a teenager? Think about it. The heart of a teenager is drastically different than an adult. Your mind can change as quickly as the weather can change and they both have the same effect: they both can take a positive or negative spin. The change in your attitude can either make or break you as the weather can change into a fierce storm or into a beautiful sunny day.

                    So why make a decision so soon when you’re so far away from actually taking that plan into action? Instead of having the mindset of “Yes! THIS is what I want to do for the rest of my life”, why aren’t you allowed to have an open mind and try a little bit of everything that might interest you and see what you want to pursue when it’s actually time to pursue it? Some people don’t get into their dream college because they don’t have enough so called “pre- experience” with their major. Maybe that person had a last minute change on their destined path. Don’t you go to school to become educated in the subject, not because you’re already a master? Because you can easily think you want to be a scientist for the longest time, but realize that you’re meant to be a lawyer.

                    No, I’m not saying you shouldn’t have an IDEA of what you want to pursue in life when you’re a junior in high school struggling to ace the SATs or staying up  late doing homework, but to be observant of your surroundings because who knows what your final destination will be. I say work hard and focus on school and what you’re passionate about for the time being, because if you aren’t enjoying what you’re doing, what’s the point? But society shouldn’t make you dictate your life at such a young age. Yes, when you’re a teenager you’re old enough to make your own decisions, but are you really old enough to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life? I am not yet in college and I am bombarded with college options and career choices. I’m only 16. Honestly, I have NO idea how I will feel about my current choices, in the future. Society should allow for a more open-minded environment to live in. Past decisions should not dictate your future.

                                                                                         –Christine Hachem