Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Be You......

For those of you that feel broken, damaged, different, ugly, fat, dumb, wrong, and worthless. This post is for you. You are none of those things. You are you and that is a beautiful thing.

Be you. It doesn't matter what other people think. They don't know you. Their ideas and opinions don't matter.

Be you. You are magnificent. You are an original. You are perfectly irreplaceable. No one else can be you. No one else can take your place.

Be you. Be strong and brave and different.

Be you. Hold your head up high. Hold your back straight. Look others in the eye when you talk to them because you re just as important and as valuable as they are. You are just as worthy. You are just as important. You matter in this life.

Be you. Because the world is full of people that look like cookie cutter cut outs, that follow everyone else, that lack the ability to understand that what makes life unique and beautiful is not the sameness of the world but rather it's differences.

Be you. Because if you don't who will?

What makes snowflakes so intriguing is that not one is the same. What makes gardens beautiful is that each flower petal is unique. What makes the eyes the windows to the world is that no two people share exactly the same eye pattern. We are all unique and different even if we try and pretend that we are not.

Stop pretending. Be you.

Learn to accept that you are who you are and that is perfectly okay. It's even better than okay, it is great. Life is hard and it shouldn't be made harder because we loath ourselves because we are different. We are supposed to be different. We are made that way.

I know that we listen to the negative voice in our heads that says we can't, we won't, we aren't. That voice is wrong. That voice is a poisonous lie that keeps us down and makes us afraid to be who we are.

I am a woman. I am a mother and wife. I am a blogger and an avid reader. I am a person that lives with mental illness. I am different and strange and unique and beautiful all at the same time. Not because of the way I look but because deep down I believe that I matter, that I am worthy, and that my oddness makes me that way.  It makes me exactly what I am supposed to be.

Some may not see me that way and that is okay. It's their loss. Some may not understand me and that is okay too. It is not my place to correct them. It is my place to tell you that you are just as worthy, valuable, magnificent, strong, and as beautiful as I am.

We are different. That is  something to be proud of. That is something to treasure. No one ever remembers the person that acted like, dressed like, or pretended to be just like everyone else; but they all remember the person that shunned the ideals that being the same is the same as perfection. There is no perfection only perfectly you.

So be yourself...unless you can be Batman. Then still be you, because this world is full of people dressed in cheap superhero costumes acting like asshats and trying to be like everyone else under the guise of being special. You are already special. You don't need a poorly made Halloween costume to prove it.

Neurotic Nelly


  1. If one is to have a Heroine to emulate, than this is you. To inspire us with the truth of words you've pulled from the well of your world. Thank You for unmasking ourselves from the torture of someone else. To be as who we are, knowing that the world may not see through our eyes all the tenderness and mercy there is to share. My courteous bow, tis all I may offer through a message to you Friend.

    Most Sincerely Yours, bri. ;*) Cheers..

  2. Thank you I needed that right now and by the looks of some of the rest of the things I have briefly read they are wonderful as well and I wil be reading them very soon as well! :-)

    1. Thank you Sarah. I am not sure all of my posts are upbeat but I try to show people that mental illness is not a dirty word and that everyone has worth and value and that we should stop being ashamed that we are not who the media says we have to be. We are all different and that is something to celebrate not discriminate against. Thank you so much for your support!

  3. A beautiful post!! I need to remember some of this at times!!

    1. You should! Look at how beautiful and magnificent you are Savanna! You are an inspiration! You are an amazing person.

    2. Thank you!! I would love it if you would guest post on my blog sometime about mental illness :)

  4. You have outdone yourself with this one. I was so impressed with the subject and the content I had to share. There are more of us living in fear of being our self and with out a guiding hand many would slip into their grave and never really got to enjoy who they really were.

    Are you aware of NAMI? or on LinkedIn? It good to read you bloods again.

    1. Thank you so much John! I am aware of NAMI and I do follow most of the NAMI on twitter. I think i might also be on LinkedIn but I haven't used that site in a long time. lol. Thank you again so much for the support and for being the great person u are!