rebelling against low expectations

AuthorSamuel Byers

Samuel Byers has been a bookworm since he could pick a book up. Now, he tries to write his own stories. He also drinks too much tea.

Three Things I Would Tell My Teenage Self


I am now 22 years old, 3 years removed from being a teenager. Looking back, I got some things right and some things wrong. But with life, you don’t have time to dwell in the past. Instead, you must embrace the failures, learn from the experience, and move forward stronger. Still, I wonder. My mind wanders to the “what-ifs”. What if I could go back in time and talk to my teenage self? What...

Why I Wrote Down 933 Things I’m Grateful For


At the beginning of 2016, I decided to write down three things I was grateful for. Every single day. The real question was how consistent I would be. My Gratitude Data It took me over an hour to pour through my 2 journals from 2016. I counted every day I missed and subtracted it from 366 days. Here are the numbers from my gratitude project: I missed 55 days I was consistent for 311 days 311 days...

When Doing Hard Things Gets (Really) Hard


At 21-years-old, I quit my job. My dream was to work in ministry. Almost zero pay? No big deal. A non-existent teen group? I promised myself I would turn it around. After making that crazy decision 8 months ago, I don’t regret it. What I didn’t expect was how hard it would be. And every time there is self-doubt, confusion, lack of clarity – I turn to the life of Moses. When...

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 →