I'm a big believer in the fact that to get by in this world you need to fight for everything. But at the same time you need to be a decent person and treat everyone with the respect and kindness that they deserve. I believe that anything is possible if you really put your heart into it... Look at my friend Dana, for example. I wrote about how she fought tooth and nail to get where she is as a music photographer today, and how I respected that. That's the way I live my life too: find your dream and go for it, but make sure you don't push people out of your way on your rush to make it to your dream... People are important to have around and you need to create your own family of people who support and love you. Doing it alone is never easy, and doing it alone with, on top of that, people who resent you is even worse. In my opinion there is nothing worse in life than having all the material objects that you have ever craved, with no one to share them with you. I would always choose being poor and surrounded by amazing people than alone and rich.
Cherish your friends and your family, as they are the people who will be there through everything. If anyone upsets you, talk it out with them, as an adult, as they may not be aware that they upset you. Don't create drama or lash out at people for no reason.
Ahhhh... I am just writing all of this in response to something that happened to me last night. I'm not going to go into any detail because it was completely unexpected, irrational and very upsetting. If you have a problem with me, with who I am, then don't pretend to be my friend. I really don't need that in my life, especially when I am surrounded by people who are wonderful and supportive friends.
That's all I'm going to say about that. RANT OVER.