I never understood the power, beauty, and grace in being authentically me until this year. For most of my life, I tried to fit in so badly. I tried to ‘be’ many different people – the perfect student, the popular sorority girl, the above-average employee. But the thing with fitting-in is that I always felt resistance in who I thought others wanted me to be. Since an early age, I felt that I didn’t have permission to be fully me and I feared rejection from peers deeply. I thought it was weird to be different and stand apart from the crowd.
But boy, was I wrong. Being completely and fully me is the most freeing feeling in the world. Even if you feel like others will judge the real you, you don’t have to hide your true self from you. With over 7 billion people in the world, there is definitely a handful of people who truly accept you and resonate with you. Online communities are great if you find meeting others difficult, especially at this time. I hope you learn to no longer dim your light for others to shine. The more you are authentically you, the more easily you can find your soul tribe too! And that is the second best feeling to being proud to be you! I hope you find the strength to embrace the true beauty of what lies within you. You were born to be youniquely you and that is a power in itself!
Slowly, and surely, or maybe even more quickly, I promise that you will finally awaken to the beauty in true self-authenticity.