Being ashamed of where you’re from means being ashamed of who you are. Be authentic.
It’s easy to smile when everything is good. It’s when you become able to smile in the midst in the storm that your spirit is awakened. This is not to say that hard times don’t hurt or make us feel “a way”. It’s only to encourage you to keep your mind on the rainbow that will follow. If you succumb to your circumstance, you won’t get to experience the joy in overcoming.
We all have our own brand of “crazy”. Those little things about us that seem a little “off” to others but that are completely normal to us. “Crazy” has its place in all of our lives. Obsession is critical to success-zoning out can get the “extra” you didn’t know you had. Sometimes we’re crazy in love, but by whose standards are we judging?