I hate calling this a “self love” post, cause that sounds so mushy. Let’s call a motivational post. It’s a confidence post! 😉
I grew up in a relatively large family. My twin brother and I were the youngest of 8 kids. My older siblings, not all of them, but most of them, went through college and two of them now are very well established in their careers. There was always this indescribable pressure to live up to what they’d achieved.
But I’m just now learning that I don’t have to.
It’s great that they have all that stuff, that works for them.
But college, tedious levels of studying, a high-pressure job like an engineer and all that; it’s just not for me.
I’m interested in art, photography, music, writing; all the things that make life really beautiful.
I’m learning that I don’t have to compare myself to others anymore, whether it’s my family or anyone else. I can just be me.
It’s been said that “comparison is the thief of joy.” It’s so true.
You don’t have to try to be like someone else or try to measure up to what everyone else thinks you should be or do. You were made to be you. No one can be you like you can! 😉
Our individual personalities are what make us unique; it’s what makes me “me” and you “you”.
You’re a precious human being, so just be who you were intended to be! Don’t worry about who’s watching.
This has been a long time coming for me, but I’m finally getting to the point where I can really just embrace my own personality, my own likes and dislikes. I don’t give a hoot about what other people think I should be like or should be doing.
I’m going to do the things that make my God-given life fulfilling, rather than what society or family thinks.
I don’t have to be prim and proper all the time either. Sometimes it’s really just okay to be goofy and have a good laugh! That’s not to say I can’t be serious, but I’m really not the prim and proper kinda girl, I never have been. I’ve tried to be that way and I felt like I was dying on the inside everyday.
It’s okay to be you.
I’ve got some great friends that I’ve only made fairly recently, but they’re so great that I love them already. I can just be myself with them and not have to worry about them eyeing me or judging me or any of that. I know what it’s like to have friends that do just that, so it’s a great feeling to be able to just be myself.
So just be you, be real, be down to earth, be incredible in your way, don’t worry about what everyone else thinks of you.
You are the only person who can be you, so be you completely! 🙂