Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Today we’re chatting about the courage it takes to stand out in a crowd.
Happy Tuesday y’all! I have lots of thoughts to share with you this morning, but they are totally ramble-style (so you’ve been warned!) Sometimes my thoughts are clear and concise and sometimes they are a little all over the place. Today they are option #2 🙂
Yesterday I was in our Monday business review at work, and I started looking around the room. All my stylish co-workers were dressed in a variation of black and white (and looking so cute!), but what was your girl in? A lime green ruffle tank! Talk about standing out in a crowd. If you know me at all, then you know that this wasn’t an isolated incident- it’s basically my everyday life. ha! #YouCanAlwaysSpotMeInACrowd
Even though this is kind of a silly story, it got me thinking about fitting in vs. standing out- and really on a deeper level what it means to embrace the things that make you unique and special and YOU! For a long time, both in fashion & in my life in general, I tried to do what everyone else was doing. If it was a trend I tried to wear it, if it was a “timeline” I tried to get my life on it, if it was a promotion I tried to get it, if it was a life decision I tried to make it. And you know what that got me? Exhausted!
While I may have been “successful” to the outside world, I wasn’t successful to ME, because I wasn’t embracing the woman God created to me to be! The girl who wears brights when everyone else is in black, who probably uses a few too many smily faces in her IG captions, who’s favorite words are “Sweet” and “happy” and “joy” – and again, on a deeper level, the girl who the Lord has a unique, one-of-a-kind plan for that doesn’t look like any other. (And to be clear every single one of us has a unique and hand-picked plan for our lives!) So in this decade of life (seriously y’all 30’s are the best!) I’m embracing the unique things that make me, well me! 🙂 From being the neon-wearer in the room- I’m no longer afraid of standing out in the crowd!
So what do you think? Do you strive to fit in or thrive on standing out- in fashion and/or in life?! I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!