I’m sure we’ve all had those days where we feel insecure about the way we look. I know I have definitely had people look at me like I’m crazy from time to time, and there are days that I’m no stranger to the weird looks/whispers over the way I wear my makeup or the outfit I’m wearing. And you know what? That’s okay. Because one day I woke up and realized that it didn’t matter what the rest of the world thought of me, because I liked me. I liked the way I looked, I liked my personality, and I knew that I was finally being true to myself.
I used to worry so much about what others thought of me that I lived my life in constant fear. Constant fear that I wasn’t going to be liked, that what I was wearing wasn’t good enough, or that what I was saying would be scrutinized. But I quickly realized that living a life like that was exhausting. I didn’t want to live my life for others, but instead I wanted to simply be myself.
Ever since I was young, I’ve always marched to the beat of my own drum on the inside, but it took me awhile to realize that it was okay to show my true colors on the outside, and that I didn’t need anyone else’s approval. The title of this post is the lyrics to one of my favorite songs at the moment by Dan & Shay. The words resonated so deeply with me when I first heard it and the song is a reminder that every single person in this world is different from one another. We all may share certain similarities, likes, and dislikes, but at the end of the day there is only one you and me.
So why not be the best you that you can possibly be? Why not show the world the real you and not the edited version? What I mean is don’t spend your entire life coloring inside the lines if you were born to blast spray paint all around. Don’t live your life in fear, worrying about what others think, and failing to show your true colors. Because if you love yourself, at the end of the day that is all that really matters.
So wear that hat that other people think looks silly, or dye your hair a shade of purple if it makes you feel good. Because if you feel beautiful, then you are beautiful. If I can promise you one thing it is that there is no one else in the world exactly like you, and that my friends is beautiful. So shine bright, sparkle more, and be you. – Cara
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