Growing up my youngest brother would always do everything that my middle brother would do. He would follow him around like a mini me, but one day he stopped and started to be himself. For some reason this memory made me start thinking about how some people work so hard to be someone else because they are afraid of being themselves.
In junior high I had a big crush on my cousin’s friend that I met at a party he had. This guy seemed so cool to me and I felt that he wouldn’t like the girl that I was since I barely knew her myself. So I decided to copy some of the personality traits of girls I saw on television. I was going to be the kind of girl I thought he would like.
It’s no surprise that my plan didn’t work, and he didn’t fall for my act. He never got to see the real me and not who I was pretending to be. If we focus on trying to act like someone else then we will never know who we truly are and no one else will either. Instead we should try to discover our heart, dreams, and talents so we can get to know ourselves.
Once I took the time to learn who I was and be myself I felt confident and at ease. I now longer had to pretend to be someone else, I just have to be me and work on achieving my desires. When we take the opportunity to discover ourselves then we see how great it truly is.