Posted: June 11, 2011
One thing I am passionate about is psychology. In fact, I am more a dork about it than passionate, but I guess those two can be inter-changable. I am trying this out for food for thought. Let me know what you think!
I have this issue, at times. I can be envious of everybody. When I meet someone with an accent, you see, British, Texan or Long Island, I immediately have to think and stop myself from adapting that accent. I want to beee them. I do the same thing when I start spending lots of time with people too. Do you say the word “totally” a lot? If I spend a couple days with your, chances are, I will steal it from you.
It’s one thing to have self-esteem, and like who you are. But it’s even harder to figure out who you are! I know this from personal experience, because at the age of 26, I am still on this journey. I still don’t know for sure what kind of person I am, how I will react to certain situations, and who really “I” am. Am I the only one?
In high school, and throughout college, I was on a mission to create a sense of self. Maybe that’s why I ended up trying to steal other peoples! Since then, I have realized that figuring out who I am is a journey, and I really need to enjoy it rather than stressing about it. Here is what I think are important things to being one’s own self.
Be unique: You are fabulous, and you are so, because you are you! The people that others envy are those who are special and unique, because of the characteristics they have. Make a list of all of the things you are good at, unique at, and love. No one else is the same and that is special!
Try everything: There is no other way to find out who you are than to try it. How do doctors know they want to be doctors? How do I know I love hiking, or living at the beach, unless I travel there? Doing new things is scary, but it will be worth it in the end.
Go with what you are passionate about: I sincerely believe the saying “if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life”. Do what you are passionate about, because you can! Even if you can’t do it for a living, run everyday, or volunteer to help animals. Doing what you love makes you innately happy, and that will translate to other parts of your life.
Enjoy yourself: I am super bad at this, but positivity contagious, and goes a long way! Leave positive notes for yourself, dance in the morning when you get up, or laugh once a day, it will make a difference.
Why do you love who you are? I laugh at my own jokes, cook like a supersta’, and dance like a crazy person.