Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
― Dr. Seuss
There was a time when I would try to fit in. I thought being like everyone else would make things easier. It wasn’t easy, it was too much on me to be something I wasn’t.
I remember trying to fit in the first few weeks of middle school. I thought I was suppose to be like the other kids, and it would be easier to make friends, but I soon realized that I didn’t like some of my potential friends, and to continue the friendship would make things harder for me in long run. They were outgoing, and boisterous. I was quiet, laid back, easy-going, and far from outgoing. I couldn’t keep that up long-term. I couldn’t do it.
As I grew up, I had a hard time figuring out where I belong, so I’d often find myself amongst people like the kids from middle school. It wasn’t on purpose, it was just the way things turned out.
By high school, I think I had found my niche. I didn’t figure it out completely, but I was on my way. I had a great group of friends. Friends who just accepted me just the way I am. Quiet, laid back and not a social butterfly. They knew I was never going to dress to be trendy, but for comfort. They tease about my love for reading but with good fun. They didn’t get offended when I didn’t go to a particular party, because they weren’t expecting me, but the surprise on their faces when I did show, made my discomfort worth it.
What I learned was, I’m a little different, but there is nothing wrong with that. Things will fall into place. I don’t have to be anyone but myself. Friendships and relationships are stronger when your secure in who you are. I am what I am and I feel no pressure to be anyone else. I’m just me.
Writing 101 Day 5: Hook em with a quote. Use a quote or passage from something you’ve read to introduce your post.