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I Am Happiest When; I Love Myself

Updated on August 6, 2017
Stand by who you are, even when you feel fragile
Stand by who you are, even when you feel fragile | Source

Nonacceptance is painful

Over 7.5 Billion people inhabit this vast planet we call home, each one of them destined to carry out a life of their own. Every single person is made to be unique, one of a kind, themselves. Whether or not they decide to embrace it, that is up to them. It is a beautiful thing to be ones true self, we know that. But many of us have struggled with self acceptance in one way or another.

This struggle for myself was as frustrating as it was eye opening. For a long time I always followed what other people were doing in hopes of garnering acceptance from my peers as well as myself. It felt like I was somewhat drifting from identity to identity, doing so to appease those around me. To sum it up I felt like I didn't have any interests of my own and I dressed like everyone else. In all honesty I felt like a clone.

Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars
Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars | Source

Moving on

For a long time I was bitter about life and down on myself because of this! I was tired of doing things just to be accepted by other people. I wanted to be unique and myself but I was scared, scared of not fitting in. But when I decided to just throw that fear away and just do what I wanted, it was the best feeling in the world. I became confident and sure of my intent in life. No longer would I be what others wanted to be, I would be what I wanted to be. Which is a weird loud-mouth who dresses in all black and worships drag.

As obvious as it might be we are stuck with ourselves for the rest of our lives. The best part is when we allow ourselves to be who we truly are, you will never have to pretend to be someone you aren't. If you take anything away from this it's this; allow yourself the feat of loving every bit of who you are with reckless abandon.

Please be kind to your self and remember; there is only one you in the entire world, so be who you want to be!

Accept everything the world has to offer with open arms
Accept everything the world has to offer with open arms | Source

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Thank you for reading! This was the first article I have ever written and I would love it if you left a comment letting me know what you think!

© 2017 Sacha Van Steenbergen


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