Current student? Girly girl? Tomboy? Athlete? Studious? Party goer? What are you? You may associate yourself with one of the titles listed but that title doesn’t define you.
No matter what you do someone is going to judge you for it, that’s just how it is. So you might as well live your life how you want to, and choose to be happy in your choices. After all, it’s your life not theirs. If someone is going to judge you, you might as well make it worth it by pursuing the things you’re passionate about and care for.
“Do the things you wanna to do, cause someday you’re going to be dead and when you’re dead your not gonna care about what other people thought about you.” – Shay Carl (Shaytards on Youtube)
Some people may find the best use of their week nights, during the school year, with their head buried in their book. Others may choose to binge watch Netflix. Then some will be out on the town living the night away. Have you captured my point yet? We are all different. We have different personalities, priorities, interests, hobbies, skills, and the list goes on.
In my life, I’ve personally been judged(& to my face) for being a girly girl at times. Competing in pageants hasn’t helped the case, but I loved every year of doing them and it has been a positive growing experience for me. Therefore, I don’t regret it, but I would be lying if I said the opinions of others never got to me. At times in the past I would try to tone down my inner girly girl. Until I realized those opinions of others don’t matter because they were coming from people who would not identify themselves as being a girly girl, probably ever. They didn’t understand. Who is to tell you being you is wrong? Honestly, I’ve never really cared about their comments because I like being a girly girl. It’s part of who I am. There is nothing wrong with finding joy in the makeup isle, re-watching Gossip Girl, and putting on a last minute touch of lip gloss before heading out the door. A girly girl is just a part of who I am, but that’s not all I am. Makeup and accessories may be the first thing you notice, but those are things on the outside. Unless you get to know someone, you would never know that I also enjoy kayaking, am a NBA Timberwolves fan, and ate deep-fried octopus for the first time last month. I am proud of who I am and who I have become. Now some days I may over do the girly girl role a little bit much but that’s okay because I’d rather be extremely me over not me at all.
Who’s to say there is something wrong with the way I like to live my life, because they choose to live their life differently? Not everyone needs to understand what makes you happy. It’s okay if they don’t.
Just do YOU.
xoxo, Jasmine Grace
“The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”