Why It's Important To Embrace Your Individuality

Why It's Important To Embrace Your Individuality

In a world where there are so many people trying to be Kim and Kanye, it's hard to just be who you are

Individuality. In a society where there are so many trends and icons to follow, you really don't see much individuality in people. Where in a world where there are too many people trying to be Kim and Kanye's. Don't even get me started on Kylie. When so many people want to fit in and want to be liked, it's hard to find people who want to stand out and do their own thing. To stray away from society and follow their own code of ethics in life.

I, for one, have never been someone who wanted to just fit in and follow the mindless sheep of society. The thought of conforming or even trying to be someone else was never something that I could do. Although it is 2016, there is still a lot of stigma around people who have dyed hair or piercing and, tattoos. The thought of not being hired at a job for having colored hair or piercings has always left me baffled. Sure you have to look the part for a business job but you should still be allowed to have a quality that makes you different.

Growing up and even at this moment, I can't see myself working a 9 - 5 job with my cookie cutter family. I'm not trying to say it's a bad thing or lacks excitement. It's something that's just not for me, although I would like children in the future, I just want to be able to live my life each day like an adventure. Having amazing people in my life and having a job where I can change it up each day and be my own boss is how I want to live through life. Family members and friends can tell me it's not practical but, I don't think I'll ever listen. I enjoy being who I am, different.

With my crazy hair colors and piercings, sure these things don't define me but they make me happy in a sense. Being happy with who I am has always been something I've struggled with, so having fun things like this have always made me feel happy about myself. I'm not shaming the white picket fence life, I'm just saying it's not for me and, who knows maybe one day I'll change my mind. But for now I enjoy who I am as a person and I'm gonna continue to stand out because it makes me happy. Be who you are, not who the world tells you to be.

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To The Friends I Won't Talk To After High School

I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.


So, for the last four years I’ve seen you almost everyday. I’ve learned about your annoying little brother, your dogs and your crazy weekend stories. I’ve seen you rock the awful freshman year fashion, date, attend homecoming, study for AP tests, and get accepted into college.

Thank you for asking me about my day, filling me in on your boy drama and giving me the World History homework. Thank you for complimenting my outfits, laughing at me presenting in class and listening to me complain about my parents. Thank you for sending me your Quizlets and being excited for my accomplishments- every single one of them. I appreciate it all because I know that soon I won’t really see you again. And that makes me sad. I’ll no longer see your face every Monday morning, wave hello to you in the hallways or eat lunch with you ever again. We won't live in the same city and sooner or later you might even forget my name.

We didn’t hang out after school but none the less you impacted me in a huge way. You supported my passions, stood up for me and made me laugh. You gave me advice on life the way you saw it and you didn’t have to but you did. I think maybe in just the smallest way, you influenced me. You made me believe that there’s lots of good people in this world that are nice just because they can be. You were real with me and that's all I can really ask for. We were never in the same friend group or got together on the weekends but you were still a good friend to me. You saw me grow up before your eyes and watched me walk into class late with Starbucks every day. I think people like you don’t get enough credit because I might not talk to you after high school but you are still so important to me. So thanks.

With that said, I truly hope that our paths cross one day in the future. You can tell me about how your brothers doing or how you regret the college you picked. Or maybe one day I’ll see you in the grocery store with a ring on your finger and I’ll be so happy you finally got what you deserved so many guys ago.

And if we ever do cross paths, I sincerely hope you became everything you wanted to be. I hope you traveled to Italy, got your dream job and found the love of your life. I hope you have beautiful children and a fluffy dog named Charlie. I hope you found success in love before wealth and I hope you depended on yourself for happiness before anything else. I hope you visited your mom in college and I hope you hugged your little sister every chance you got. She’s in high school now and you always tell her how that was the time of your life. I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.

And hey, maybe I’ll see you at the reunion and maybe just maybe you’ll remember my face. If so, I’d like to catch up, coffee?



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