October 2, 2021

Born to stand out

Heyyy fam! Well it’s a great day! It’s Self Care Saturday! I’m up early since a car alarm woke me up sheesh! But I was sitting here thinking…I’m always thinking on things. Why do we really have to be like everyone else??

As a teenager especially they had those cliques in school, I remember the goths were playing hackey sack, the athletes were in the weight room, the cheerleaders, and even the outsiders. Then there was me…I was nice to everyone and everyone knew me but I didn’t belong to any group. But I guess if I did it would be the plus size group.

Senior Prom, I’m wearing the blue

In high school I was picked on, which wasn’t new for me but still being picked on for being plus size, wearing glasses and not being like everyone else. But as high school came to a close, and I turned 18 that summer something happened.

I had started to take control of my eating habits and lost 50 pounds and my mom made it to her goal weight. Starting college was great! I didn’t have to fit in anymore. I could just be me!

Now that those high school days, college days are long behind me I think about the lessons I’ve learned…I was never born to be like everyone! I’m supposed to be me! I’m funny, wierd, serious, I love football and a great time with my friends and family. There is nothing wrong with that. If I decide to change somethings I surely will but I’m not going to sit on the sidelines when I’m supposed to be in the game…so what will you do??

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  1. Pastor Natalie October 6, 2021 at 3:18 am - Reply

    Fun honest post. I admire that you are staying true to who you are. Each day I believe we can learn something and be grateful in it. These are important real life moments to learn.

    Pastor Natalie

  2. Shea October 8, 2021 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Yes! Be you and love you for who you are you deserve it!!

  3. Margaret October 8, 2021 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Great article! I love the honesty and I totally feel this way!! So awesome when we just be our authentic selves!

  4. Black Couture October 11, 2021 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    So many great things happening here! Firstly congratulations for owning your journey and both the physical in the form of your weight and emotional in the form if acceptance. We need more stories like you. You know I was with this lovely lady who’s 56 and she still doesn’t accept herself. I’ll share this because we need more positive stories that tell us it’s okay. You told me today that it’s okay. Thank you.

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