Be Unapologetically You!

To the people who are unapologetically themselves….please never change!  Do not let society or someone tell you how you need to feel a certain way or act a certain way. Be true to yourself and stand your ground. Be silly, be confident, be strong, be all of the things that you are and be proud of it! There is nothing better than seeing someone being themselves. So, go on and be unapologetically you!

Be Unapologetically You

Be Unapologetically You

If I could only choose one piece of advice to share with you BE UNAPOLOGETICALLY YOU would be it. We live in a world where society and people in our lives think that they can tell you how to live and who to be. Well, I could not give two thoughts to what they think about my personality. You are probably thinking that I am a major B word for thinking that way. But before you think that let me tell you a little about my personality.

I think I am funny….

Yeah, I am one of those people. I like to joke around and sometimes I come off as sarcastic. I think that life is way too short to be taken seriously. This also includes my laugh. I will not apologize for how loud it is.

Being energetic and enthusiastic describes me even when I am exhausted…

I have a child-like personality and I like to enjoy life.  When I like or dislike something I like to shout it to the mountaintops! Honestly, life is just better enjoyed when you let loose and enjoy it.

I tell the truth and nothing but the truth…

When I believe something or feel something I am going to tell you the truth. I actually am terrible at lying because I can’t help but laugh or grin if I try…So, I just don’t. Some people don’t like this but this is just a piece of the puzzle that makes me who I am.

I know how to relax…

When I say relax, I mean I know how to do things that make me happy and take the stresses of life away. During the college years, I was that person who could convince my friends to take a studying “break” and go out and do something fun. That’s who I am, the person who is always up for some kind of adventure. I love to explore and if I could stay on a boat or my paddle board 24/7 I would be happy.

I can get along with anyone….

And I mean anyone. If you were to put me in a room with Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump I could get along with both of them. No, that doesn’t mean I like what they stand for or believe but that’s ok. I don’t have to like the way everyone else thinks but I do have to respect them enough to listen and then tell them my point of view.

When I indulge, I INDULGE…

Sometimes I slack on willpower. If I open a bottle of wine, you can bet your bottom dollar that that bottle will be gone fast.(There is no shame in drinking a bottle of wine by yourself ladies.) Same goes with popcorn. Since I know this about myself I try to save the guilt-free night for special occasions.

These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to my personality. I have always been told that I am full of personality. It would probably take a book to cover every corner of it. We all have our quirks and that is okay but we also have to accept others.

Why You Should Be Unapologetically You

 Be Unapologetically You

Now that you know what makes me the girl behind the blog, let’s talk about you. Learning to be unapologetically yourself will lift a weight off of your shoulder and people will love getting to know you for you!

Your Confidence Will Grow

The day you stop caring what people think about you is the day that your confidence will grow. When you can walk into the room and not care what people think, they will finally start to see the real you. There is something freeing about being unapologetically yourself.

You Find Out Who Your Real Friends and Family Are

The people who love you for you will still be there and the ones who can’t accept you will be missing. Is that so bad, though? Do you really want someone who wants to change you or doesn’t like when you are completely yourself in your life? Not only will you find what friends are sticking around you will also find which family members you want in your whole life.

I truly believe that we choose our family. Yes, we have blood relatives but that doesn’t make them family. I have people in my life that I consider family who is not blood.  Having people in your life who love and accept you unconditionally is the best feeling in the world.

You Will Love Yourself Unconditionally

You will love your body because it is the only one you have. I’m not saying that there won’t be a day where you don’t like something with your body. But 9 out of 10 days you will love your body and the way it looks. Anyone who knows me well knows that my biggest pet peeve is when women sit around and talk badly about their bodies. It drives me crazy! No, I don’t think I have the perfect body but I know my body is the way it is because of choices I have made.

You will stop feeling the need to apologize for how you feel. You will burn some bridges and break a few hearts but you will do so to better yourself and to be 100% true to yourself.  Gone will be the people who you didn’t feel yourself around. All of the unrealistic expectations you had and that others had for you will disappear. You will finally be able to love yourself and be confident in who you are.

Let me know your favorite things about yourself!

Be Unapologetically You

 

 

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34 Comments

  1. You are so confident in begin you especially in this age of social media and where our lives seems to be centered around what others think. It is great to know that others are trying to make a difference.

  2. This is just a wonderful post! I love the idea of fully embracing and loving every aspect of who you are. So many people these days act the way society tells them to and a little part of ourselves is lost when we do that.

  3. Dara Desmond

    I truly enjoyed your blog!! The older I get the better I am in my skin. I had to learn to stop trying to live up to others expectations because either way they will never be pleased and you will be drained!! UNAPOLOGETICALLY ME!!

  4. Such a powerful post! Love it! So true! It took me a while to get there. Getting older has taught me so much, Especially in my 30’s I learned so much!
    “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” ― Dr. Seuss

  5. This great! So often I feel the need to apologize for my quirkiness – I need to just embrace it. It’s hard living in a small town as you fear others may judge! I love this post – it’s inspiring!

  6. Such a good post – learning to just be you is liberating I think but something that many of us, me included, find hard to do. I’m always concerned about hurting others, worried about what they will think etc etc, its exhausting haha.

  7. The older I get, the less I care about what others think of me. I really wish I had adopted this mindset a long time ago. It’s so freeing!

  8. Profile photo of Jenn Schmidt

    Thank You! Just imbrace it! I live in a town of 1200 and have learned to just do what you want to and not listen to others. There will always be someone who doesn’t like what you are doing!
    -Jenn
    joyfuliowan.com

  9. Hello! I really liked this post, because it transfers so much positive energy. It’s so important to know who we are, to accept us the way we are and look into the mirror and like what we see. I’m married to a frequent traveller and therefore have to question who I am on a regular basis. There’s me as a wife – and when my husband is away on a business trip, I suddenly have to face who I am apart from being his wife in order to cope with his absence. Your post provides some very good tips. Thank you 🙂
    Sina Grumbert

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