You Are My Friend
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Proverbs 18:24, The Holy Bible
The journey to Unique can be lonely. As you travel your own Unique pathway, you will go outside of your comfort zone and break away from the norms of people around you. You will be different.
Taking that different path can be a lonely place. People don't understand you or misunderstand you. Family and friends may protest that you are headed in the wrong direction. This can be discouraging.
I want to encourage you to not give up. Don't give in to the voices around you.
What I found traveling my own pathway to Unique is that the friends who appreciate the authentic you WILL show up if you persist.
There is nothing like being around people who confirm and affirm who you are. It frees you to stop wasting time and energy on people who don't deserve your attention. In a space of true friendship where people love you authentically, you can love, laugh, learn, and grow.
Sometimes this mean teaching the people around you to respect your decisions and choices. It is your life. It is your decision. It is your choice.
Be bold. Be courageous. And refuse to let anyone make you feel small.
Stand up in Your Unique.
And know that "You are awesome!"