To do or not to do
Putting others before yourself is a noble quality under plenty of circumstances, and I don’t mean that in a feminist-ey way one bit. Yet there comes a point when this quality works against us. When we don’t pursue something we love because we fear what those others might think of us, whether we succeed or fail, we’re no longer being true to ourselves and we soon become something much different than who we really are.
Awaiting someone’s validation for the very thing you know you must do in order to be true to yourself is no way to live. Do what you must or risk never doing it at all, with or without anyone else’s support. Write for yourself. Sing for yourself. Dance for yourself. Whether or not anyone is watching.