One thing I’ve come to love about adulthood is the ability to choose and follow through. As a kid, if you want a slurpee or a shirt, you have to ask someone else. As an adult, we can get the things we want, but so many of us want to fit into molds we think we’re supposed to fit into. It can be harder to be yourself as an adult than as a kid. I know I went years caring what other people thought about me, what I was wearing, what I was eating, how I ask acting, etc. I would stress, I would worry, I would keep myself to myself.
But as I age, I find I embrace my quirks, my geekiness, and my joys so much more. I am the only one of me. I am the only one with a unique set of interests and skills. (Ha ha, I’ve read a few books recently on different dimensions, and different versions of ourselves, very interesting concept. Thinking about how you would be different if one choice was different.) So instead of hiding who I am, I’m embracing it! It’s funny, even today, I still worried about what people think. I knew I would wear a Batman shirt today. My first thought when I went outside was, ooo, it’s colder, I can wear my long sleeve Batman shirt…I still get some comments, but not as many as my cape shirt. It’s legit a child’s shirt, just an XL or XXL child’s shirt. But as I was getting ready, I thought, you know what, I am more joyful in my cape shirt. I enjoy wearing it. So I am. 🙂
How are you embracing yourself today?
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