You will have people in your life that don't believe in you. They'll say that what you want to do isn't accomplishable, that you have to be in a different phase of life, or live in a different place, or be a different person to do big things. You can't let them get to you, because the majority of people don't know how to do anything else besides live like everybody else lives. If you want to live and be like everyone else, then listen to them. Listen to them tell you that you can't do what you want to do. Listen to them tell you that you should just do what everybody else does. If you listen, then you'll end up living like the majority, but you'll probably always watch the minority--that 2%-- live and do things that nobody else can, and wish that you hadn't listened to the doubters in your life. If you don't want to be like everyone else, then go your way. Follow your dreams. Do what's impossible. Don't be average.
Hello! My name is Elysia. I've written since I was six years old, and I wrote my first novel when I was twelve. I'm from Maine, and now live in Charleston, South Carolina. As far as random happy things, I've ridden a Clydesdale on the beach in California, zip-lined and swum in caves in Mexico with bats and stalactites, and spoken to an audience of 1,500. I own an old typewriter and one of Pete Wentz from FOB's guitar picks. I love to travel, and have visited nearly every US state, Canada, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, the US and the British Virgin Islands, Mexico, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Bonaire, Aruba, Switzerland, and Barcelona. I also dream of one day watching the ball drop in New York City. I love to type (I know, I'm a weirdo), and can type approximately 140 WPM, nowhere close to Barbara Blackburn's 212 WPM record, ugh, the overachiever.