In an attempt to travel further down the path of self-discovery, I’ve decided to participate in Reverb 10, which is an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next.
December 8: Beautifully different
Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful.
I’ve been told I’m mature for my age, that despite looking like I’m 12, I act closer to 30. My coworkers say I’m organized and efficient, generally good at what I do. People have said I’m a good listener, have a good heart and a good head on my shoulders.
I’m not afraid to go against tradition, against the grain… but I don’t do it for eccentricity’s sake. I like what I like.
For example, I have seriously considered (when/if the day comes) wearing a black dress on my wedding day. Not white. Black. Why? I wear black. I almost never wear white. Simple enough.
I do what I want. I am what I am.
I don’t give in to peer pressure. I don’t do trendy clothing because they’re trendy – if I wear it, it’s because I like it.
But, really, being different has never been something I’ve aimed for. “Different” was not something I wanted to be. And maybe that’s because I spent so much of my childhood just wanting to fit in, just wanting to be accepted. So if I’m not so different, as long as I’m me, I think I’m okay with that.