Being Me

Lauren - Provo, Utah
Entered on December 4, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30

I believe in being myself. Who’s to say that I’m wrong? Who gets to say how everyone needs to be? People who can’t appreciate me for who I am just may not be worth my time. That may sound somewhat snobbish, but time is precious and silly people don’t often find room in busy schedules. I want to be just me. I have the most fun when I’m around people who like me for me and don’t expect anything else. People who inspire me to be the most me and be me at my best are my favorite people to be around; it just feels so great to not have to hide behind a mask. I’m great as me and most people don’t see it at first, but that’s ok, they will one day. Everyone should be happy to just be themselves, no more fake facades, no more trying to be someone else, and no more not you. What would be the purpose of ourselves if we weren’t supposed to be us?