You are in charge of your own destiny, so go be in charge of it.
Stop doing things because other people expect them of you. Do things because you want to. Do things because it betters you as a person. Do things because you derive pleasure from it. Do things that make YOU happy.
You don’t want to text that person back? Don’t text them.
You don’t want to listen to that song even though everyone else loves it? Don’t listen to it.
You don’t want to answer questions about that guy that you are sort of seeing when people ask? Don’t answer them.
You don’t want to find a job and move to the same city as all of our friends because they want you to? F*cking don’t.
Stop pressuring yourself. You owe it to yourself to be happy first. That other sh*t falls in line eventually, but you can’t give up your own happiness because others expect you to be a certain way.
Putting yourself first does not make you selfish. When you do things that make yourself happy, you radiate a glow, you put out an aura to others. Your happiness is contagious. So be happy and remind yourself that what you want is important to you even if it’s not what is expected of you.
Get out there. Be that person with 100+ unread text messages on your phone. Listen to songs from 2001 while you meet up with that booty call from whatever part of the world you’ve decided to explore. If it makes you feel good, do it.