Everything she did growing up, you swore you would never do. You wouldn't listen to the same music as her, you wouldn't say the corny things she said, and you wouldn't be caught dead wearing something that she would wear.
I'm not quite sure when it happens, but slowly you find yourself transform into your mother's mini me...even as much as you pray that it won't happen. You show up in the same outfits, you say things you would only hear come out of her mouth, and you find your interests to align directly with hers.
Is it a bad thing? Originally us daughters may have thought so. In fact, we may have considered it to be the end of the world. However, is it really bad to end up like the one who raised us? After all, we have to think we are pretty great, and that greatness is only thanks to them. So flaunt your mother's influence on your life with pride.
The apple may not fall far from the tree, but that doesn't mean you can't add your own individuality. Your mother looks at you as if you are the best thing in the world, so you know she will probably also be influenced by the new spice you are adding to her life, and she will probably add it to hers as well. The mother-daughter duo is something that can't be described. It is a powerful, almost voodoo-like bond that makes the world go round.
Mothers and daughters either fall on the spectrum of always being in cat fights, to being civil, to being the best of friends. No matter where you fall on this spectrum, it is because of the unavoidable similarities shared between you two.
So, just know there is no fighting these similarities. They are a part of life and every mother-daughter duo faces them. It may be hard to accept the fact you are your mother, but know that your mother impacted this world in so many ways, and you are here to carry on her mission.
This is why I have come to accept the fact that I am here to listen to as much music as I can by the Supremes, dance like a snapping fool, and cuddle with my cup of warm tea on the couch before bed.
I am my mother, and I am proud.