Is it really okay to be you?? Philosophically yes, but socially…uhmm…Nah!
I’m still struggling with this notion now, the idea that not only can I try, but that I have a responsibility to do whatever it is that reinforces my sense of self and love.
Why is it that it takes us so long to find these things in ourselves? In life, we have to make our self. We have to make that self over and over again and present it to the world. And each time we do that, we must endure the sense that perhaps all has failed, that no one wants this, that we are too much that. Which is why, when we look back in the time, we are often surprised. One can be just incredibly stupid and weird and boring or on the contrary simply brilliant. We can have a constant loop of horrible words running through our head about all the things one could mock and condemn.
There isn’t room for any one of us. It’s up to us to make a place for ourself in the world. Doubts and fears are SO debilitating, which is why, perhaps, it’s hard to gather the strength to push them away. We cower behind the defeated security of there is no “room for someone like me.” We scream through the door trying so desperately to open, but can’t seem to find the knob for.
Profusely, deeply, fondly, gratefully, outrageously, THANK YOURSELF and BE YOURSELF without apology. Do not be sunk by the challenge and the loneliness of it. There isn’t room for any one of us. It’s up to you to make a place for yourself in the world. So get to work. Life is about making our mark as only we can – not everyone is going to like how we do it. But, if we are brave and determined, we will find our audience along with ourself.
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are”.~ Curt Cobain