Not always greeneranonymous on May 15th, 2016
There was a very short period a few months ago where I wasn't myself. I did and said things in a way that wasn't my own. The feeling that I felt afterwards for days, for weeks, was not a good one. I was not proud of myself in those few moments. I learned my lesson.
I believe that sometimes we'll have moments where we're walking that fine line of being ourselves or trying to emulate someone because we think they're where we want to be. I want to be on my own journey. I want to not be on that line. Knowing that the line is there keeps me in check. I can learn lessons from others across the line and even get advice. But being someone else will not get me to where I want to be.
Being inspired by others is key. I want that inspiration to guide me and steer me in the direction of who I want to be as an individual - a human, a friend, a sister and daughter, a lover, a businesswoman, and a one who gives back.
The line is there as a reminder to appreciate yourself and others, but don't let the influence of others mask those things that have gotten you to where you are and where you're trying to go.