Thursday, January 13, 2011

"just be you"

I have been thinking a lot lately about who I am. A dear friend of mine often reminds me to "just be you." I am so thankful for that reminder.

In a culture where we constantly try to be someone else- I encourage you to reflect on who you truly are. 

i am: 
*very feminine- completely awed by the color pink, flowers, sparkles and/or lace.
*high maintenance, yet independent and self-sufficient
*determined and hard working
*a romantic at heart, but not easily charmed
Along with other character traits, both good and bad, this is who I am. Though it would be lovely to take a few components that I admire in other people and somehow magically intertwine them into my being... it simply will never happen. I am who I am. I shouldn't have to change myself in order for another person to love me... and I won't. Granted, there is always room for improvement in some areas, but I'm not going to try to change who I am and what I enjoy for the simple sake of "love."

I am slowly learning to be ok with all of this.  

I encourage you, dear readers:
just be you... just the way you are.


RAW said...

Nice post. Your friend is right :)

I try to remember to always be my best possible self--not easy at all times!

Lovely photo!

Sam said...

Beautiful! Both the post and you ! :)

♥Aubrey said...

So true!!! Sometimes we will NEVER be who others want us to be. And we need to remember that we are who we are & we should embrace that :))