I rock! I will always be myself, because who I am is awesome!

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There’s an author named Jenny Lawson who wrote perhaps the most hilarious book I have ever read, Let’s Pretend this Never Happened. If you haven’t read it, stop reading this right now and go order it immediately. I've linked her bookshop in San Antonio so you can order it. I’m not kidding … I’ll wait….

In the book and in her blog (“The Bloggess”) she has written about her unusual upbringing in rural Texas. Her father was a taxidermist, so she was often surrounded by dead animals. She was the only goth girl in a high school where kids drove tractors to school. She is also very open and honest about her mental health issues. I’m just trying to illustrate the point that she is a very unique human being. I don’t think she would be upset with me if I described her as quirky as hell. And because of her quirkiness and unmitigated honesty about herself, I ADORE her!

Think of someone you adore because of their “quirk.” Now, can you imagine if they tried to hide their uniqueness? Isn’t that a sad thought? Well, I feel the same way about you, and I don’t even know you! Starting today, I want you to fully embrace the uniqueness you bring to the table. It is your gift … to yourself … and to the world. I can’t say it better than this quote from a woman named Petra Weldes:

Your life is a once-in-infinity event! Whom you came here to be, plus your life experiences, plus your innate talents, plus all you've learned, have created a unique expression of the One Life that has never been before, and never will be again. That is how important you are to the Universe!”

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