Learn to be true to yourself. You cannot please everyone around you by becoming what you think they want you to be. Take time to search your inner self for what makes you Spark. Is it worth devoting your life to? If it is, it might be the best gift your can give yourself.
Keep a journal....and go back and read your entries from time to time. Do you see growth? Do you see positive change? You have to know where you're going and what you want to be in order to get to the finish line. In the midst of everything...just keep Sparkin'!!!