can we start a club for teenagers who were constantly complimented on their intelligence when they were younger and are now having trouble coping with the realization that they’re actually of average intellect at best

can this club have a support person that helps us to study because we didn’t need to before so we don’t know how to now 

Grades shouldn’t define my intelligence. I can fail a course if I choose to not do the work. I can pass a course with flying colours if I wish. I believe grades define one’s work ethic; it does not define one’s intellectual ability.

You are a woman. Skin and bones, veins and nerves, hair and sweat. You are not made of metaphors. Not apologies, not excuses.
― Sarah Kay, from “The Type” (via senyahearts)

though i do wish i was back in the mental ward. you get time to focus on you and you only

today, i am studying 

last year, i was in a mental ward 

sad and i want to kill myself