Happy Thursday BEautiful BEings!
I've had some pretty intense conversations this week about the power of embracing individuality. The power of choosing to BE You. Whatever that means, it's such great state of BEing to aspire to.
We know all to well how easy it is to get caught up in what others are doing. Furthermore we let others' life or ideals truly shape how we live our own, without necessarily considering, hey is this me?
Here's some examples:
You grow up in a very conservative, education focused home. You are molded to see 1 life trajectory which is to work really hard, act and dress really "well," excel as much as possible in school, go to college, get a well paying job, and work until you retire and create the same lifestyle your parents did for you.
Nowadays, millennials are choosing to leave behind tradition, and choosing to actually live how they want to. Even if the above is there trajectory, their embracing untraditional majors, careers, and even routes alltogether. Let's say you grew up im all that above but you don't like school, you love music and travelling, you don't want to work in a traditional setting, and you actually have liberal views, with a liberal taste in fashion.
You as an individual are entitled to developing your own identity and connecting to your own purpose so that you may give back to the world. Because no matter what you want or discover as an individual, it means nothing if you don't share with and give back to the world.
What I know for sure, is that you have NO business trying to BE someone that's not you. People keep their true selves in the closet because they're fearful of judgment, but in truth, judgement can only really affect you, if you haven't accepted your own truths.
If I had an addiction, I know that I can't really get mad if someone puts in my face because in reality. .. it's my ish. It was real. It was a part of my journey. Its my responsibility to own that part of me, get well, leave it behind and help others. But why should I go around being afraid if others find out about it?
There's no need to hide who you really are.
As a woman who has a passion for wellness, self love, and transformation, I embrace most importantly, what got me to this point. All the events and people who played their part in my own narrative that lead me to realize, Tiffany, you have got to change some major patterns in your life. So when people ask me about dark times, times of confusion, stages of rebellion or extremism in my life, I can speak proudly. It wasn't always that way, but I'm pretty much an open book now. Because I've learned to accept myself ( for the most part, of course I'm still working on me ), I walk in pride.
Accept yourself and move forward with your life. Stand up tall for yourself and what you believe, and I guarantee, you will unknowingly become someone else's inspiration.
A current quote on 2015 vision board reads, " I don't really do things for other people to like. That, to me, is a very unnatural place to be." - Zoey Saldana
Remember, you have no business faking who you are or even being around un-authentic people. Life is real. You are real. Yes the world is a stage and we are all merely actors, but choose to play the part most human to you. I guarantee, an audience responds better to authenticity.