Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Be True to Yourself

I was the kind of young girl who liked whatever "the leader" of our group liked.  I hardly EVER stuck up for myself or my true likes or dislikes.  I look back at myself and feel so sad for that girl who just didn't have the confidence to be herself.  Having a daughter of my own I really try to instill confidence and originality in her based on my childhood of being a scared follower.  That's what I guess I was--a scared follower.  I was scared to be outed from the group.  I was scared that if I stuck up for myself, AGAINST the "leader" I would be embarrassed and singled out.  I was scared of not doing what everyone else wanted to do.  I didn't want to stand out for being different.  I hid my true self.

As an adult I now know how important it is to be an original and to be true to what is right for me even if it's totally different than everyone else.  I now like to be an original.  It makes life much more interesting, doesn't it?  One of my new paintings is below and it's a reminder to be true to yourself.  I think it would be perfect for a young girl who's just starting to find her true self.


  1. It is perfect for a 40 year old woman who went throught the same thing. Thank you for your words, they speak volumes to me.

  2. So glad to hear someone can relate. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Jill,
    I loved your little birdie on the Brave Girls site. And, even more so, your blog made my heart sing. Your words and pictures are a beautiful reflection of who you are. I look forward to visiting with you again soon.

  4. Thank you Eydie! That makes my day.


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