Here’s to those who “exaggerate.”

To those who are too sensitive

Who cry too much

Who are too loud

Here’s to those who are loved, but not liked by their family.

To those who are different

Who get the disapproving looks

And the head shakes and eye roles

To any one who is never taken seriously

Or is told they’re always lying.

This is for those who everyone loves to hate, and pretends to love.

Never stop being you. Don’t change for what other people want. If you’re not hurting others, then I don’t see a problem because life is not just about conforming to make others happy and comfortable.

Focus on self care

Take care of yourself because IT IS NOT SELFISH to make sure you’re healthy and happy. “Put on your oxygen mask before anyone elses” remember that.

Know that the reason you are being judged is because others are insecure or unhappy. It all says more about them than it does about you.

Maybe it’s constructive

If it’s something you’ve wanted to change yourself or some how constructive then run with it. Use it.

If it’s not, and it’s only hurtful. Untrue. Or something that really shouldn’t rub someone the wrong way. Ignore them. Listen to your friends and family that love you. The ones that like you. Be you, because so many people care about you, just the way you are. Listen to them when they compliment you, or tell you to ignore the “haters.”


Be proud of your accomplishments. Be sad or frustrated about your struggles. Get angry. EXAGGERATE.

Don’t let this world take away your emotions and feelings because they make someone else uncomfortable. That’s their problem.

If they feel you being excited about something in your life. Or being upset by something in your life is exaggerating. Or wrong. Over the top. Or a lie.

Ignore the shit out of them.

It’s time to take back our identities. To love ourselves (even if it is an uphill battle). We don’t need anyone else making it harder. Stick with those who truly care about you, or you’ll never see in yourself what they do.

Learning to love yourself is one of the hardest things you can do in life. It’s time to stop making it even harder.


This is my life, this is me. Only slightly filtered and completely honest this is the journal of my life and my way of coping with the everyday.

2 throughts on "Exaggerate"

  1. To those who are loved but not liked by there family.. that one stopped me in my tracks.

    For half my life I played the perfect daughter, perfect granddaughter, perfect niece; never disappointing, always being good and quiet. Never did I received the pride or acknowledgement from certain family members I was so obviously seeking it from. Instead I watched while almost everyone else made immensely disappointing life decisions.. did things that can not be forgiven.. and yet they would receive the devotion. And when I realized that, I made a decision to step into THAT role, the role of the person who is loved but is not liked by their family. Because my success makes them feel inadequate, because I didn’t want to stay quiet anymore and because I aspire to live higher than their standards of what is good and worthy.

    That one little sentence shed light on something I have never really organized a proper thought or feeling about. I have found a different source of pride. Self pride.
    So thank you! Here is, to us!

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