E. E. Cummings wrote, “To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody but yourself — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight — and never stop fighting.” Staying real is one of the most courageous battles that we’ll ever fight.
Look in the mirror. See that beautiful person staring back at you? That’s you! And YOU are indeed good enough. You are beautifully and wonderfully made. Embrace the imperfections and the scars; the unique and distinct features – both internal and external – they are the mosaic of who you are.
Don’t conform to what you think others expect you to be — or worse — what you think others expect you to be. Just be you. Embrace the amazing, vulnerable, blessed being that is you. And this wonderfully outrageous life awaits.