Being Uniqe And Standing Out

First, I did get a little sleep last night... not that I don't want more because I do... but I did get some, which was good as I was a lot less giddy then I was the day before.  One of my friends messaged me and asked what was wrong with being giddy, I said you may want to talk with my co-workers.  I have a loud laugh that I do not hold back when something strikes me as funny and when I have not slept... well, let's say it so much louder.  They are all good though, they told me it wasn't the same without me there and that the aisle I am in was much too quiet. 

I am positive that the people I went to junior high and high school would be in massive disbelief that I am as open and friendly as I am today.  I was incredibly and painfully shy that if someone looked at me, I would wish the floor would open up and swallow me...   Of course the people at work only know the boisterous and friendly me and find it incredibly difficult to believe that at one point in my life, I did all that I could to blend in so no one would see me.  At least I have my David who could vouch for me, he knew me when I was at my shyest, he says he likes how open I have become over the years, I know I am much happier not trying to conform to what others want.

 
I am me and if someone doesn't like me, oh well... I do what I can to be the best me and that is all I can do.  Not everyone is going to like me or get me, I am quirky...  but I like that I am unique and that I can make people  laugh with all my silly antics.  Where I may have been mortified in my youth to stand out, I relish the challenge... I no longer care nor do I want to be a cookie cutter of anyone else... that is the biggest issue with people these days.   People trying to be someone they are not to have someone like them or to conform to what they think they need to be able to fit in.  Really??? we are not in high school, we are adults and I for one celebrate all of our differences, it is what makes us special. 

I like being special, memorable and quirky... I am anything but boring and I don't ever plan to be boring...  Fitting in is just not where it is, it is those people that are willing to stand out that get places in life.  The question is do you want to sit on the side lines for fear of what other people will say, today I don't care... let others sit on the side lines... I don't want to get to a point in my life and regret not living my life to the fullest, I want to say WOW... I really lived life to the fullest and I had an amazing time.

I cherish my past, I accept my present and I dream for my future

28 comments :

  1. I'm right there with you! I was always shy growing up, but the older I get, the more comfortable I am in my own skin :)

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  2. Thanks Jaimie.... it's too bad we wasted so much time being shy... I'm out of my shell now :-D

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  3. wow! just wow!! maim!! Loved to be me that people will like real me!!

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  4. Thank you Sangay... always be yourself... and people will love you :-D

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  5. That's right Launna!!:) you are just so wonderful because you are...you!!! And you are...wonderful :)

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  6. High school was hell for a lot of people, me included. But I find many shy people in high school found themselves a little later, and that is a good thing. The ones that were all that in highschool were assholes.

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  7. Thank you Maarit... you are SO sweet :-D

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  8. Thank you Jamie... there were a lot of dufouses in highschool... I like finding out that I did better than they did... it shocks them :P

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  9. There's something really cathartic about always being our true self isn't there?? Too often we put on a facade for the world to see, afraid that people will not like us for us. It's rather freeing to let go of that facade and just be US.

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  10. Thank you Keith... it is freeing to be ourselves :)

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  11. I think I have changed a lot since high school too and am more outgoing now than I used to be. Nice post. I hope you have a good weekend!

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  12. Thank you Daisy... I hope you have an awesome weekend too... :-D

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  13. I've actually become shyer as I've gotten older but also even more open with the people that I'm really close to. I guess I just have this awkward socializing thing and never know what to say or do in new type situations. I still get out and socialize but later I end up overanalyzing everything I said and did. Its not cool I know but that's just who I am too. Its good to know who you are and never apologize for it. Right on!

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  14. Great quotes! That's what I strive to be and remain for the rest of my life. Myself. And praise the same idea on Ellie. I hope it works :)

    Have a lovely weekend, Launna.

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  15. I'm the same way, the older I get the more comfortable I am in my skin. 10 years ago, I never thought I could be so outgoing. Also I think it's impossible not to listen to you (or read you) for 5 minutes and not think you're great.

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  16. Thank you Jenn, it is good to know who you are and it doesn't mean you have to be boisterous, it means you have to be you :)

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  17. Thank you Petro, I find that if we act with self confidence and we affirm these quotes with our children, they will come to be as strong :)

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  18. Thank you so much Sarah, you made me cry with your very sweet words :)

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  19. Thank you Avy and you are very welcome:)

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  20. Love this! I used to be all about blending in too (although I've never been shy!), but life is so much more fun when you just don't care <3

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  21. Thank you Mahnoor... I am following your blog now and I left a comment on it... :)

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  22. Thank you Rebecca, I love being one of a kind and I love that you are too... Life is so much more fun that way:)

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  23. I think many of us were quiet, shy and withdrawn during childhood years. I was in that same group, and the person I am today is worlds apart. That shy persona is still inside me, and it keeps me grounded. I tend to absorb and observe a great deal, more so than people are aware of, and that comes from the years of shyness. It has become a useful tool, in fact!

    Good for you, chickadee, celebrating the You that you've worked so hard to become! :)

    - Dawn

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  24. Thank you Michelle, I am following you on Bloglovin', Google and Facebook... Thank you

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  25. Thank you Dawn... isn't it great to get past all the shyness... what a wasted time in my life...

    Thankfully I outgrew that :)

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