Being True To Myself, Even if it Doesn't Make Me Popular

May 18

Being True To Myself, Even if it Doesn’t Make Me Popular

I’m not everyone’s cup of tea, but I am someone’s shot of whiskey.

😏

I was reminded recently that I’m not meant to be loved (or even liked) by everyone I meet, no matter how much I love (or like) them. If someone doesn’t like me for who I am and what I have to offer the world, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I would rather stay true to who I am than mold myself into someone I’m not just to try and fit in somewhere I don’t truly belong. And no one wants to be anywhere they aren’t wanted, right?

It hurts though. I won’t lie – it’s not in my nature to not wear my heart on my sleeve and feel things super deep. I’m not the type of person who just lets things roll off my shoulders – I sometimes carry the weight of things around for weeks, months and sometimes years. But with that carried weight comes lessons and growth. We have to lift heavy to get stronger, right?

being true to myself

I admit I’m a bit of a bulldozer when it comes to life and I don’t do “subtle” well. When I love, I love hard. When I dive in, I go deep. When I show up, I put in the long hours and hard work. I’m assertive about things I’m passionate and well-educated about. I don’t give up easily, because I’m tenacious. I’m sarcastic and honest, with hint of sweetness. I’ll be your best friend in a heartbeat, but will have zero issues walking away if I’m wronged.

Basically … My Scorpio energy runs THICK, honey. 😏

So if you’re here: thank you. Thank you for loving me not DESPITE of my flaws and challenging characteristics, but BECAUSE of them. Thank you for accepting my humor and giving me grace when I deserve it. Thank you for pushing me off cliffs when I’m afraid to fly and for being a soft place to land when the ‘chute doesn’t open.

Feeling the mood deep lately, and wishing my scattered but loyal tribe was closer to where I live. 😣

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