More Like Her… More Like Me
When you’re growing up, you only picture yourself growing up as someone you look up to a.k.a mom or dad. You try your hardest to do thing in the way that they would in hopes you become more like them. At some point during this growing up you then start to want to be like someone else… maybe a celebrity hero. You change old habits and develop newer ones. Remember when you were a kid and you had nothing to worry about? And then life happens and all of a sudden you don’t know who you are anymore, so you find little bits of inspiration in everybody to become more like them because it makes you feel more like you.
We live in a world that kind of contradictory when you think about it… We have those that tell you to be yourself because everyone else is taken and then you have those who tell you to do you boo! Be yourself in every form that makes you feel the most like you!
Society holds so many standards for young women nowadays, and that creates insecurities and doubts about who they really are. We get asked “Why can’t you be more like her?..(or him). It seems as though every girl wants to be that “IT GIRL.” But what exactly does being the “IT GIRL” mean? To some it means being like the skinny girl with the perfect hair, and to some it means being the girl who doesn’t care what anyone else thinks and has no regrets. Well why do you have to be one thing? Why can’t you be a mixture of all things that make you feel the most YOU.
I think it’s important to strive to be the best version of yourself. Of course, you’re not going to be the best YOU in one day. It takes commitment and maybe a few experiments here and there… Maybe one minute you feel like the best you has pink hair and then the next you want to cut it all off. Maybe the best version of you wear different clothes or takes part in different things. And you’re not going to know unless you try it, right?
Who cares if you want to make clothes your statement? Who care if someone hears you sing out loud? Who cares if you want to pursue sports instead of arts or vise versa. You have to take chances to find the TRUE YOU.
This post is super important to me because I have always had little insecurities about myself that I made a BIG DEAL. And to this day I am still in the process of becoming the best version of me. I’ve always been very self-conscious about the way I look…the way I dress…whether or not if people actually like me or if they’re faking it…But everyday I’m finding it easier to be happy and content with myself inside and outside. Every trial and tribulation helps me become more like me. The opinions of others will always matter to me, but I have the choice of what I want to do with it. And so do you!
Use criticism as motivation, and use compliments as a booster! Don’t worry about what others might say if you want to try to be like someone else or do something that someone else likes to do. It should be a compliment to the other person that you want to be like them!
Strong women should use their confidence to inspire others, and once they’re inspired they too can inspire others. We can put our similarities and differences together to help each other become who we were really meant to be.