Truth be told, it's easy to feel average, boring, lame, loser, ugly, dumb. It's easy because it's negative, and it drags us down, and people will affirm it in us with the little things they say and do.
It's not easy to put your foot down (internally, but hey if you want to physically stomp your foot to remind yourself - do it!) and say "I am me. I am beautiful. I am fun. I am special."
It's not easy because, as the old saying goes, "Misery loves company." I just recently got back from a writer's conference (LTUE, it was UHMAYZEENG) and watched the 1999 movie "Drive Me Crazy" on the plane ride home.
The main character's BEST FRIEND does everything in her power to ruin her friend's happiness. Why? Because she's miserable, so she doesn't want her friend to be happy.
I would bet there are people like that in your life. People who, no matter how good things might be going, always seem to find something wrong with it. They're the people that, when you tell them something you're excited about, they get that pinched expression and point out the negative where things could go wrong.
(You totally know the types I'm talking about)
These are the people who are going to look at your dreams and poke holes in the rainbows. They're going to roll their eyes and say "Unicorns don't exist."
Fine. I'll be a caticorn.
"But caticorns don't exist either."
Now the caticorn metaphor is all in fun and maybe a bit broken, but at the end of the day, my point is to be you. When people stomp on your dreams, do an Irish step dance and boogie on out of their lives.
Ain't nobody got time for that kind of negativity.
Embrace your awesome. Be your unique.
Be a caticorn.
Be a dogicorn.
Be a unicorn.
I don't care. Just be you♥
Now I'm off to be me by dancing the Macarena all the way down to the county courthouse to get license plates for my car. TRY AND STOP ME!
Kelsey Caticorn Swan