“The truer you are to yourself, the greater your gifts will manifest themselves.”― Tiffany L. Jackson, 12 Keys to Success for Misfits, Weirdos & Introverts: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Understanding Your Place in the World.
Who are you at your core? I have been wondering about this for a long time. I have tried to fit in and be a part of whatever is relevant or what everyone seems to be moving towards. And i have never been happy. I have decided for a while I will try to be even more alone to appreciate silence and valuing who I am. This means accepting that I have a very short attention span when it comes to every single thing and that I am happy just being outside the crowd but still appreciating each person who is in it. That I don’t like half the things that people close to me like and it’s hard to find people who want to talk about the things I think are important.
You can’t hide from who you are, no matter how hard you try. At some point people will see the signs, following the trail of bread crumbs to your doorstep. This is frightening because my house is not so clean! But which of us can say honestly that ours is? We all have done things that we are not happy with – it’s just that some took it to another level. My grandma use to say to me, “learn fi dance a yaad before yuh go abroad”. And to my way have thinking, this could mean that we need to understand who we are and accept it, knowing that not everyone will be on broad with it and be okay knowing this.
Life is too precious -especially now – to waste it trying to be something you are not. No matter where we are let us all be who we are and be the gift we were intended to be.