What Kind are You?
What kind are you? The answer doesn’t matter so much. What matters is that you are expressing and enjoying the kind that you are and in truth the answer is you are one-of-a kind. We all are, but we try to fit in. We want to be part of the gang and that’s fine as long as we don’t sell ourselves short and change ourselves to do it. Who we are and what makes our heart sing is important and we will find more joy if we live our lives authentically.
I’ve spent a lot of my life trying to blend and be normal. When I first starting writing this blog I was very nervous to put myself and who I really am out there for anyone to read, especially my family members and neighbors. The funny thing is it’s hard to hide who you really are and most people know anyway, so it’s not the big deal we think it might be.
I love Miranda Lambert’s song All Kinds of Kinds because it reminds me that we are all necessary for the world to work.
So don’t be afraid to be a little different! Be who you are and you’ll be rewarded!
I’ve found that being true to yourself brings many gifts. Some of those are:
1. You are happier and you feel free. It’s hard work pretending to be someone you’re not and changing who you are to try to please everyone. Let go of trying to be perfect. People like you more you are yourself and you’re not trying to be the person you think they would like. We all like real people.
2. You can make a real difference in the world. We are who we are for a reason and when we follow our dreams and desires, we make life better for others, too. Someone wants to read your book, learn algebra from you, eat your pastries, etc. Whatever it is that you want to do, there are people in the world who will be blessed from you being you.
3. You will manifest your desires quicker. It’s much easier to create a life you love and have what you want when you know what you want and you are going after your dream, not what you think your dream should be. The universe loves passion and truth and when you express yours, doors will open up for you in ways you can’t even imagine.
Don’t be afraid to reinvent yourself or try something new if it brings you joy. You don’t have to stay one “kind” of person. Follow your heart and do things that make you excited about life. What can happen when you do? Check out Phyllis Sues, who will be 90 in April but continues to try new activities and love life. She’s amazing, but I think this is possible for us all.
I’d love to hear how you express your individuality and any comments you may have.