It's not ok to give up...no matter how hard the road becomes. It's not ok to quit...no matter who talks about you. It's not ok to throw in the towel...even when it hurts. It's never ok to sell yourself out because of the problems, people, or lack that surrounds you.
You chart your course and proceed to navigate around the danger and pitfalls that come your way. Yes, sometimes you'll experience pain (physically & mentally), jealousy, problems that you can't solve, or even issues within yourself...keep going. Be determined to reach your goal. Even if it takes awhile...prayer, reflection, determination, and tenacity will take you a long way.
Weigh your options. Pray. Make your decision. Chart your course. Stick to it.
It's beautiful to be you...even when you think about giving up.