Yourself

Dingo Beach

Be yourself; Everyone Else is Already Taken

Oscar Wilde

 

For years I would look around look at what other people would do and simply copy them.  I lacked courage and conviction to simply be myself and lived every day with a strong negative inner voice.  I walked with a little buzz of anxiety, wherever I went.

Concerned about the ‘What will everyone else think?’ question, I would often hide, or not do things because I was afraid of being singled out.  For not being normal.  For being different.

Well, I do just happen to be different.  I can be myself.  I can explore with confidence.  I can say No.  I can choose to take off and travel.  I can share my time, or just find a quiet patch on the beach to watch and think and just be me.