Owning Who You Are

I’ve never been the “cool” kid. SHOCKER I know. I always hung out with the outcasts at school, and have never been particularly interested in being popular. I won’t lie and tell you it was always easy, because there was definitely a degree of having to come to terms with the fact that I am one way, and other people are different. There was even a time when I thought that other people were better. 

But as I’ve gotten older, things about me that were once flaws are now weapons. My over-sensitivity has turned me into someone who cares for others and also cares about what is right. My short stature has changed from being lost in the crowds to standing out because I’m petite, I’m feisty and being tall is overrated anyway. Although, ngl, I wouldn’t mind being just a couple of inches taller so I could at least be on the cusp of average height!

Owning who you are is about truly understanding who you are, and finding the benefits in that. In realising that just because you aren’t as confident as someone else, or that you look differently to others, it doesn’t make you any less of a person.

As well as this, it’s about realising that just because your lifestyle is different to other people, it doesn’t make it any less valid or any less important. Just because I’d rather binge a Netflix show or read a comic than go out and get drunk on the regular, doesn’t make me a lesser person. Just because the car I drive is old and a bit rusty, and the clothes I wear aren’t the latest fashions…you guessed it.

So how do you start owning who you are? By embracing it. Stop observing others and look inwards. Take some time to think about who you are, what you want to be and why. Wear the clothes you want to wear, visit the places you want to go, do the things you want to do…because you’ll only regret it if you hold yourself back.

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9 Comments

    • Cat
      July 16, 2017 / 11:01 am

      Haha, thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

  1. Rachael
    August 5, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    This is a really good post xxx

    • Cat
      August 6, 2017 / 9:30 am

      Thanks 🙂

  2. August 10, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    Great post! It’s sad that many people are scared of being different and sticking out. What a boring world it’d be though, if we all were the same. We should not only embrace our being different but also appreciate others being who they are instead of being like an abfrage. 🙂

    • August 10, 2017 / 5:56 pm

      This was meant to say *average lol, damn autocorrect :'(

    • Cat
      August 10, 2017 / 10:32 pm

      Thank you – you’re exactly right, too! (and lol indeed at your autocorrect haha!)

  3. September 14, 2017 / 11:55 am

    I love this post! I totally agree with the point of owning yourself. Growing up and at university, I was always the outcast and the uncool kid. I was always looking down upon for being ‘different’ from others. Now I totally embrace my uniqueness. After all, why fit in when you were born to stand out?

    🙂

    Chichi
    chichiwrites.com

    • Cat
      September 14, 2017 / 10:35 pm

      Thank you! So glad you like it. I have 100% always been uncool and that is totally OK, and embracing what makes you different is definitely a more enjoyable way of living!

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