7 Tips To Become The Best Version Of Yourself

7 Tips To Become The Best Version Of Yourself

Be extraordinary and be unique. There is only one person like you, so shine bright.

There are many versions of yourself that you will find throughout your life. However, there is only one best version of yourself -- only one version where you reach the highest point you can be at. Here are a few tips to help you be that version:

1. Love hard.

I know this sounds cliche but try it. Love others even when you don't get the same amount of love back. It is going to hurt sometimes -- nobody promised it wouldn't -- but when you love others first, you will find a sense of peace in it. Pain may be the price of love, and that's what makes it beautiful and totally worth it.

2. Push your limits.

Push yourself to your maximum -- not to the point where you're filled with anxiety, but where you are doing all you can. There are boundaries that I feel we hold onto because we fear what the other side has to offer. However, we can never fulfill all we want to while staying within our comfort zone. So, as you push your way through the boundaries you've put up, remember the ending will be worth it. Keep pushing.

3. Dream big dreams.

Dream [dreams] bigger than others can see happening. Sometimes, you will be dreaming a dream nobody can see but you. Things won't go your way all the time, but they will go the way they're suppose to. You will have setbacks and hard times, but with those come new adventures. You get to experience the beautiful things that come with your dream.

4. Be yourself.

Don't walk around trying to be someone your not. Be you. Be exactly who you were created to be -- not a fake. Be extraordinary and be unique. There is only one person like you, so shine bright. Shine so that others see the beautiful person you are.

5. Live with purpose.

Your purpose was born the second you were. The reason you are on this earth is to fulfill that given purpose. How do you find it? Find your focus. Do what you love the most and fall in love with it more. Reach people with the passion you have for that one thing.

6. Seize the moment.

Every moment you have been given is a gift. Absorb every moment you have in your day and make the most of them. When there are times that you are surrounded by people and family, put your phone down and just be there. Be present. Make what you want your priority, but in my opinion, people should be one.

7. Be bold.

In all that you do, be bold. I know that sometimes the thought of that is nerve-racking but there is freedom that comes from being bold, because boldness produces determination.

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20 Rules Of A Southern Belle

It is more than just biscuits and grits.

These unwritten rules separate the people that move to the South and were born and raised in the South. If you were born and raised in a small southern town, you either are a southern belle or hope you get to marry one. Their southern charm is hard to dislike and impossible to be taught.

1. Adults are to be answered with "Yes ma’am" and "Yes sir."

Whether it’s your parents, grandparents, or the person that checks you out at the grocery store, always say yes ma’am.

2. Always write a thank you note.

For any and everything. No gesture is too small.

3. Expect a gentleman to hold the door open and pull out your chair.

Chivalry is not dead; you just need to find the right guy.

4. All tea is sweet.

Below the Mason-Dixon Line, tea is made no other way.

5. Don’t be afraid to cook with butter.

I’ve never met a good cook that didn’t giggle a little.

6. “Coke” refers to all sodas.

Here in the south, this means all types of sodas.

7. Pearls go with anything — literally anything

And every southern belle is bound to have at least one good set.

8. "If it’s not moving, monogram it."

9. Pastels are always in fashion.

And they look good on almost everyone.

10. And so is Lilly Pulitzer.

11. Curls, curls and more curls.

The bigger the hair, the closer to Jesus.

12. If you are wearing sandals, your toenails should be done.

13. Never ever ever wear white shoes, pants, dresses, or purses after Labor Day or before Easter.

Brides are the only exception. Yes we actually do follow this rule.

14. Never leave the house without lipstick.

A little mascara and lipstick can work miracles.

15. Always wear white when you walk down the aisle.

Weddings are taken very seriously here in the South, and they should be nothing but traditional.

16. Southern weddings should always be big.

The more bridesmaids the better.

17. Saturdays in the fall are reserved for college football.

Whether you spend it tailgating in that college town or watching the big game from your living room. You can guarantee that all southerner’s eyes will be glued to the game.

18. Sunday is for Jesus and resting.

19. Learn how to take compliments curiously.

20. Have class, always.

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It's 2019, And I Can Confirm One Size Does Not Fit All, At All

I'll take feeling good over meeting your standards. Thank you.


We live in a society where being yourself and expressing who you truly are is something that is becoming more and more accepted and is actually trendy. Left and right, people are coming forward and declaring who they are and want to be in life and there is a crowd of people there to cheer them on.

There is also always that small percent sitting in the corner, ready to throw derogatory comments and taint the self-love, respect, and acceptance that's flowing.

Every single time this happens, the internet breaks and feuds form in the comment sections. How many times does this fight have to be had before people just mind their own business? How someone looks is frankly none of your concern. Whether you think the person is too fat, too skinny, too girly, too rough, too whatever, it's none of your business.

I'm a firm believer that one should focus on their own life instead of living to tear others down. You should be more concerned with feeling good in your own body than wasting your energy trying to make people ashamed of theirs. It's not your place to comment on someone's appearance.

We should work on building up confidence and feeling good in our skin. Exercising, working on your mental health, and surrounding yourself with good energy will improve your life exponentially. DO NOT do this to achieve an aesthetic or try to look like an Instagram model. Only do it to feel good about yourself internally. What you look like on the outside should only matter to you.

I would be lying if I said I didn't fall victim to countless beautiful women who post their swimsuit photos looking like they stepped out of Vogue magazine. I would be lying if I said I didn't struggle with my own body image and have to remind myself daily that it's okay to not fit their mold. I won't lie to you. We live in a world that feels the need to comment on every inch of our skin rather than focus on more important issues. Shut off the noise and ignore the words that are given in hate. You have better things to do than focus on their negativity.

Make your own mold.

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