When I was in grade school and high school, I got picked on quite a bit. I wasn’t the prettiest girl in school, I didn’t live in the right neighborhood, and I was a bit too punk for all the preppy kids. I was the (co-)captain of my (junior varsity) cheerleading team, but I didn’t fit any of the stereotypes. I felt like I didn’t fit in.
I did a lot of growing up in college, and in the two years since I graduated. I
became started identifying as a feminist, part of which means lifting other women up. But that’s not all it means. It means I’ve also got to be proud of who I am.
With that in mind, I wanted to take a moment to recognize myself and my favorite thing about me.
But you know what I do have control over? My mind.
Okay, so a little bit of that was inherited, too. My parents really put a high priority on my schooling. (It helps that my dad was a principal.) I tried really hard, and they encouraged me to follow whatever passions I had. They helped me, but I was the one doing the work.
That’s why my favorite thing about me is my creativity.
There are definitely times I doubt myself. Where I think I’m not creative as this person, I’ll never have ideas as good as that person. But here’s the thing: we all doubt ourselves.
My doubt doesn’t mean I’m not creative. It just means I’m not necessarily creative at that moment.
I have a lot of great ideas. My creativity presents itself in different ways. Sometimes it’s through writing, graphic design, and photography; while other times it’s through new business ideas.
My time doesn’t allow me to fulfill all of my creative ideas, but that’s for the better, I think. Some “creativity” is a bit out-of-the-box, so it’s nice to have to limit myself. It allows me to really explore my favorite creative ideas, allowing them to really grow into something wonderful.
This blog is about 15 different examples of my creativity that I was able to bring to fruition. Pretty amazing, right?
What’s your favorite thing about yourself? Let me know in the comments! (Really! I want to know!)