Throughout my life I’ve often spent too much time trying to be who everyone else wanted me to be. This has left me in a place where I don’t know my true self as well as I would like.
It hasn’t helped growing up with society saying “you should be more like her”. It’s always sending messages that we should be taller, shorter, or thinner; and defining what beautiful should look like. They try to tell us how we should act instead of letting us figure out who we are.
This year I have decided to set aside what everyone else thinks of me and who they want me to be. Instead, I am taking time to ask myself what kind of person I want to be. Then I’m going to focus on the steps I need to take in order to achieve those goals. I want to develop friendships, grow, and live fully.
There is no point in me going through life trying to be anyone other than myself. There’s only one me and there’s only one you. And it’s my job to be fully me.