WHY TRY TO BE SOMEONE ELSE?

Hello hello hello!

This is probably a really weird way to have my writing aligned but today’s post isn’t something I normally would write about. I’m actually quite nervous to actually nervous about actually publishing this.

Do you ever have those moments when you’re super inspired and if you don’t jot down what’s going through your head you feel like you’re going to lose the streak of genius?

That’s me right now.

Not saying I’m a genius, but I get inspired at the most random times in the most random situations in the most random ways.

You’re probably like “DeLaney we get it, this is a random post, spit it out already.”

Spitting it out now. Settle down.

I got home from school (I only have two classes, remember?) and found this awesome company while messing around the internet before I started homework. To be honest I don’t even know how I found the site but as I was looking through their awesome products the mission of the store struck me, and alas, I became inspired to write this post.

The company is called BE BONA FIDE.

It’s interesting to me how I was thinking about doing a post about not being perfect and then I just happened to stumble across this shop.

Anyways, back to not being perfect. Being a high school student I feel all the pressures of fitting in, looking just right, wearing the newest and cutest clothes, I could go on and on. After not being at public school for a year, the last few weeks have been so hard. I have almost cried at school multiple times and it’s only the third week of school, and it’s not like I’m a freshman. I’m a senior, I shouldn’t be having this problem. Or at least it feels like I shouldn’t.

The world, especially social media, puts so much pressure on people to be perfect. Which is crazy because NO ONE PERSON IS PERFECT. That may sound harsh but it’s true. And it’s ok not to be perfect, it’s more than ok, becauseΒ you were made to be whoΒ you are. Flaws and all.

On the first day of school my Dad picked me up after my classes and we were talking and I said for some reason I didn’t like my smile and he quoted this:

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Reinhold Niebuhr

It got me thinking. Why should I try to be someone else? When I obviously can’t. I should be taking advantage of the opportunity to be the best me.

Instead of trying to be like Kylie Jenner or Carrie Underwood we should be trying to be a better version of ourselves.

I honestly have no idea where I’m going with this post so I’m going to quit talking πŸ™‚

Check out BE BONA FIDE here.

ps this is not a sponsored post just really like this company

thanks for listening to me rattle on,

xo DeLaney Joy

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