Words of Wisdom
by Julie Weinstein
Living an authentic life is so incredibly important. And what goes with living authentically is not only knowing who you are, but owning who you are. It’s about being the truest version of yourself no matter what.
And sometimes that truest version of yourself might be different than your peers or your family members. That truest version might be on a path that looks entirely unlike your best friend’s.
And that’s ok.
In fact, it’s better than ok; it’s exactly how it should be.
If you find yourself in a friendship or relationship where the other person expects you to change something about yourself in order to please them or make them feel better, it might be time to re evaluate that friendship or relationship.
Because the thing is you’re not going to be everyone’s type (of friend / significant other, and so on), and you shouldn’t be everyone’s type. Is everyone your type? No. So you can’t expect to be everyone else’s and to please everyone all the time.
But if you’re living authentically and honestly then you don’t need to think twice. You are your own person. You are an individual. You are unique. And there is only one of you.
That’s pretty special if you think about it.
There is only one of you in this world. What makes you you is going to be different than what makes your friend who she / he is.
The key is to really get to know yourself (through reading, therapy, writing, conversations, etc) and then own it. Make no apologies for who you are and in what you believe.
A by product of living authentically is pure happiness.
And who doesn’t want that?
One more thing
Don’t forget – you can download a free printable of this quote here! Have a great day.
Hand lettering by Amy Tangerine