be the you-est you.
Someone was doing my hair the other day and I said I didn’t want it “too extra” because I had already dialed it down 5 notches on the extra scale and was still a solid 3 above where I thought I should be. She asked me “if you’re worried you’re being too much then why don’t you just change your style” and I realized I was trying to be someone who I wasn’t by squishing myself into a box I didn’t fit into. All I was doing was this weird self-defeat thing by making myself sad and less confident in who God created me to be. Let’s shoot it straight here, am I way too extra? Off the charts. Do I dress like I was invited to tea at Anna Wintour’s house too often? Probably more than the average Jo. Do I have multiple sequined clothing options for different seasons? Sure do. And sometimes I hate that and I’m embarrassed. I wish I was a super cool and collected Katniss Everdeen type who shot arrows and did cool wilderness things. But, it’s just not who I am, and if God made me to be a sequin-hating, super cool, athletic mountain woman who had normal amounts of extra, I wouldn’t want to force myself to change my style and what I loved to be something else. When you are who God made you to be and you embrace what He’s made you passionate about, you will feel the most confident and free. You be you and be who He made you ✌🏼✨