It’s Monday and I like to post motivational stuff on Monday. Sometimes I have these great moments, but most days it’s just a simple message. Today is going to be one of those moments…and I may have talked about this a few zillion times, but I REALLY think it’s important to BE TRUE TO YOURSELF!
I’ve struggled. I want to be everything to everyone. I want to feel loved and I want to feel needed. Sometimes I would morph myself to fit this person’s mold and then try to fit into another person’s needs. I can only be myself and that is when I’m the happiest and most secure.
It’s a matter of acceptance.
There are things people tell you as a child that you think will go away. But even in adult life, cliques still exist, there are still “mean girls” out in the world and at the end of the day we still want to belong…to something. The difference in adult hood is we’ve probably learned to accept who we are as people a little better (but not all the time).
I still struggle but that’s human nature. At the end of the day, I still accept who I am and the person I am still growing to be. Of course there are things that I wish were different, but at the end of the day I’m just me.
I’m weird. I’m quirky. I run a lot. I love to travel. I care too much.
I can’t really make small talk with people. I’m better with the written word.
I will always struggle with my food “addiction” no matter what my weight may be.
I have always been a person on the move. Home is for the weekend and weekends are meant for exploring.
I’m more than likely going to be the person on the outside of the group and not the center of attention. I don’t mind doing things by myself.
I will always place high expectations on my friendships. My friends are my family.
My idea of having fun will probably never match up with someone else’s idea.
But I’m me and I’ve come to accept these things about myself. I’m not here to please anyone but myself. The people who are in my life fit in my life for a reason because these are things they love about me and don’t care. I can’t make everyone happy. I can’t be what everyone thinks I should be. I can only be me. Love it or hate it!
I encourage everyone to embrace the true qualities of yourself. Accept those things and live a fulfilled life for yourself. It’s ok to be different. It’s ok to not do things the standard way. It’s ok to be you.
Are you always true to yourself? What makes you different?