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It's a 🌈 kind if day ❤️
Heading off to an outdoor performance by some of our fab this morning but wanted to chat about a convo I had last night first
Who are we?
Last night we chatted about feeling out of place, attempting to 'fit in' and why, as a society, it is important to encourage people to just BE THEMSELVES 🌈❤️🌍
This is me I've NEVER felt like I 'belong' (whatever belong means), I've always felt differenteven as a small kid I remember having a conversation with my mum about not understanding other people I was about 5🚸
We moved across the globe, Kenya to Ireland And didnt really 'fit in' here either!
Going to college with loads of arty people I thought would give me a place but honestly I dropped out! And spent a year learning people skills, management skills, goal setting, etc Then went back to college and finished 🏦 but still feel 'belonging'
I got married An op to belong to something special That exploded
I struggled through anxiety and depression, hoping to find a light at the end of the tunnel 💡 I survived and grew But no 💡
Starting rabbitsriottc with tnealonxox began to give me purpose and we grew an arts family I feel wholly a part of But still there can be a feeling that I'm still 'different' Everyone is a genius but if you judge a fish in its ability to climb a tree then it will spend its whole life thinking its stupid 🐬🌱
Then I realised something We are All 100% different Ni 2 are the same!
And we should CELEBRATE that! Our happiness lies WITHIN us, not in the validation of others, not in being accepted, not in who thinks we are awesome These can be great BUT our sense of belonging comes ONLY when we realise that we are the ONLY version of us, we belong with our thoughts, our passions, our presence Being around like-minded people will grow you, nurture you, encourage you but 'belonging' is a requirement put in place by a society that judges a fish on its tree climbing abilities 🐠🌴 anxiety mentalhealth imnotcrazy youdoyou smallbusinessowner entrepreneurlife vegan sustainablefashion savetheplanet greenlife greenplanet