rebelling against low expectations

AuthorAnna Bulis

is a 16-year-old student attending Yorba Linda High School. Her home church is Cornerstone Bible Church, which she has attended her entire life. In her free time, Anna likes to sleep, hang out with friends, or walk her dog with her family. When she is not free, you can catch her staying up late doing homework, taking your order at Chick-fil-A, or participating in speech and debate competitions.

I Can’t Live Up To My Own Expectations (And That’s Okay)


Let me set the scene. It’s a weekday night at Yogurtland, and I’m finishing the yummy dessert with my mom and two sisters. All of a sudden, a song I like comes on overhead, and I point it out to my mom. “Hey, it’s the song from that movie!” My mom looks at me and says, “You know, Anna, it doesn’t take much to make you happy.” Elaborating, she adds, “You have such low expectations for life and...

rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →