If there’s one thing I’ve learned this year, it’s accepting who I am. I’ve touched on this subject before but I feel like I’ve come along so far again, that I wanted to document it.
I think it’s important to make a note of your personal achievements. Whether it’s on paper or telling someone out loud, it’s good to remind yourself what you’ve done. And self-acceptance is definitely on my completed list.
Be the true you
Not only have I learned the art of self-acceptance, I’ve learned to stay true to myself as much as possible. It’s not easy. It takes courage, bravery and a hell of an open-mind. But I’m getting there.
I used to worry about being “me” but now, I strive to be my own genuine self. And I feel much more content for it.
One of my resolutions last year was “to be more basic”. I kid you not! I actually wanted to be less “me” and more “basic”.
Why? Because I felt like I was too eccentric. Too quirky. Too different. I told my friend Ali at the time and she half laughed, half looked at me in bewilderment.
“But then you wouldn’t be you,” she said.
She hit the nail of the head. No, I wouldn’t be me. What a weird thought! Why the hell would I want to be something that I’m not?
No one is you and that is your power
Since then, I’ve realised that being yourself is one of the most rewarding things ever. It’s incredibly calming to be comfortable in your own skin.
Of course, I still doubt myself at times. I’m only human. But I try to remember how far I’ve come. At the end of the day, I’d rather be liked for who I am than for something I am not.
I can’t wait to see what I can achieve in the future!