Take pride in who you are, who you love, and how you identify. Don't let others dull your brilliant shine. Even if certain people don't accept or understand you, the important thing is for you to be happy with yourself. So, live your truth every single day and flaunt who you are inside.
Every single day, be the person you truly want to be. Don't worry about what other people think, just live in a way that makes you happy. Live a life you can always be proud of. As long as you have this for yourself, it doesn't matter if others don't understand or approve.
Don't rely on other people to determine your own self worth. It's fine to want to feel needed by family, friends, and other loved ones. It's alright to devote much of our time and effort to them, too. However, other people don't reflect your worth as a person. Your worth is so much greater than what those around you think of you. Always remember you're a king/queen all on your own. You don't need other people to validate or reinforce that.
I just want to remind you that you're never too old to follow your dreams or pursue a goal. It doesn't matter if you're in your 20's or 50's; you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. We each only have one life to live, and there are limitless possibilities of what we can do with that time. So, never let something like age hinder you. You're capable of such amazing things at any age, and you can achieve them as long as you put in the time/effort for them.
Woven into silver starlight, Are the hopes and dreams Of all those who dare to believe