Fuck what people think. One of my relatives tells me weekly that I suck at hockey and writing, and that I should quit both and get a job or a hobby that will actually help me in life. She's never read any of my writing and she hasn't seen me play hockey since I was eight. She doesn't know that at the age of sixteen some of my writing has been published. She doesn't know that I've been offered a scholarship from a really good school if I go play hockey for them in two years.
People tend to make assumptions based on what they've seen in the past. The problem with that? People change. People will develop on a personal level just to prove everyone else wrong. Since she first told me to give up on my dreams when I was nine I've physically, mentally, and emotionally built myself up for the moment that I prove her wrong, for the moment I get to shine.
Fuck what people think, they don't matter anyway.