I saw this today on tumblr and it really struck a chord. I have had the hardest time in life feeling included. I get along with lots of different kinds of people. I love a wide array of experiences. Sometimes this can be limiting in a way that most people don’t seem to understand.
If you fit into a group, then you have security. There’s always somebody that is there because you all belong. But what happens if you don’t fit into just one group. I’ve found that people in general feel better in cliques. No matter how big or small, no matter how open they want to believe they are, people like to know their boundaries. So what do you do when you can’t pick just one? Most of the time you end up on the outside looking in. Add in a little (OK, maybe not so little) dose of social anxiety, and BAM! Loner for life.
It’s easy to start to feel like an outcast. You always feel like you’re playing a game without benefit of knowing the rules. It’s important to remember that who you are is exactly who you are meant to be. We all have strengths and weaknesses, but we are all beautiful because of what makes us different.Everyone will not always know ho to love your beauty, but that does not make you less beautiful. You will find love, acceptance, and community that is right for you. And when you do, it will make you wonder what you have been so worried about.
Love yourself. Love your tribe. Let them love you.
Have a great day,