Have you ever felt like you just don't fit in? Wondered where your place is in this world? Like you are just a bit different than everyone else around you? It could be that you have different interests, values, physical traits, emotional/mental traits or even outlooks on life.
People like to feel like we understand. We like to observe, categorize, group, sort and create "boxes" or categories to identify the "average" scenarios. Where there are things that don't fall inside these boxes, they are viewed as strange or abnormal. In society, we have created a lot of "boxes"...general expectations of what is "right" and "normal". The problem with this is that not everything fits into those boxes or categories. There are always going to be "anomalies"...perfectly imperfect people who dare to be different!
I am an "anomaly"; I don't fit in most of society's boxes, rarely have and it is likely that I rarely will. Over the years, I've come to realize that it's ok because it feels right in my heart. Can you relate?
Does that mean that I don't love spending time with my girlfriends catching up over coffee?
Absolutely not; I adore catching up with my girlfriends. To correct the imbalance in my life, I allowed myself to do the things that my soul was screaming out for. I went out quadding even if other girls weren't. On a great snow-day, there was no way I was staying in; I headed out on my snowmobile or played a game of pond hockey even if I wasn't very good. I found a way to honour me by doing the things that I wanted and still make fun time with my friends who weren't into those things. The awesome side-effect was that this inspired many of my girlfriends to try things that they wouldn't have otherwise.
Here is what I learned by simply allowing me to be me:
People were more drawn to me when I was doing the things I loved and felt happy. Many of my girlfriends started to get the courage up to get in touch with their inner tomboy and give the things that I loved so much a try! It was an incredible shift; win-win!
Here is what I am meant to and want to do:
Here is who I am at my core:
Ignoring the things that your souls is craving may result in you feeling trapped and miserable in your circumstances.
The things that your soul longs for don't want to be ignored and they tend to scream when restricted. These are things that are part of your unique footprint. It would be a shame if the world didn't get the chance to experience the real, beautiful you that is trapped inside.
So let's forget this "box" nonsense and find you again!
#1 - Who are you?
#2 - What do you want to do in life?
#3 - Wear "you" proudly! Do one thing that makes you happy today.
This world wants you to shine your magnificent, beautiful, unique light. Shine on baby!