You aren’t perfect but you are enough. Your flaws are nothing more than your soul’s decor. Your dream is never too big to pursue. Your desire is never too unimportant to to just overlook, dismiss or give up on. Your mistakes are learning experiences. Your heartache is temporary. Your own value is always greater than any label or level you place on it. If “what is” doesn’t stimulate your mind or warm your heart, and “what could be” is an invasion of butterflies in your stomach, settle probably isn’t the right option.
Never change who you are to fit in or to be accepted/approved of by another. If they want you to change for them, they don’t respect or appreciate who you already are. If it requires you to change to be a part of their community or group, they don’t deserve your presence or attendance. The only person you should ever want and need to change for is yourself, it’s naturally built into our ongoing individual growth.
Eventually you reach a point where you don’t feel obligated to defend yourself against anyone trying to bring you down or deliver drama to your world. It also grows much simpler to just let things go, cut people off, continue your journey instead of engaging in unneeded negativity. Be observant, remain vigilant, people who change up on you without explanation or communication likely were never on your team to begin with.