Be yourself because everyone else is taken.
Have you ever heard of this statement before? I grew up with it. And Im so glad I did.
I wasnt always this confident. I didnt always feel loved. I didnt have that many friends and I didnt exactly know what I wanted half of my waking time. I kept my heads in the clouds. I tried to conceal my loneliness more times than I would have liked. I tried to fit in. But somehow, there is some quirky part of me that just wouldnt conform to just anyone. At times when I am alone, I kept to myself and prayed. I built a relationship with my Creator and I learned to look inward.
Along the way, I learned to be grateful for me – quirkiness, weirdness and all. I learned that its okay not to be the average girly girl next door and that its okay to fall in love with Gavan and Sharivan. I learned to accept me, just as I am.
Thats how I grew confident. Thats how I made new friends, everlasting friends. Thats how I met the love of my life.
Sometimes I think of the people who are still roaming around, feeling clueless about who they are and why they are here. (Newsflash: sometimes I dont know why I am here either. But you know what? I really enjoy being here. So whats to worry about?) The question about who you are – nobody can answer that but you. No one knows you better than you, and dont let anyone ever tell you different. Look inside yourself. Answer the big questions – what do you like? what makes your heart flutter? what sends the butterflies off in your stomach? what makes time flies? Stop caring about what other people do and hating them for being happy about it. Have a little more trust in what you can do rather than what you cannot do. Focus on your strength and not your flaws. Choose to be happy.
Thats my theme for 2015: Choose happy. Choose you. Choose to be you.
While were still on that subject, heres another quote for you: You were born an original. Dont die a copy. I hope you make the most of your 2015, by loving you.