rebelling against low expectations

AuthorAviana Holst

is a 14-year-old homeschooler who is passionate about music, chocolate, and serving God through her talents. In her spare time she enjoys reading, baking, hanging out with friends, and listening to musical theater soundtracks on repeat.

What Being Second Place Taught Me About Following God


It was a week before our end year concert. The orchestra director made a few announcements that I didn’t hear. I could only seem to listen to my heart beating, my blood rushing, my breath passing through my mouth. Eventually, she passed around the seating chart. It felt like the violins and violas were taking as long as possible to examine the chart. Then it reached the cellos. Time seemed to...

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 →