My life has been one great big joke, a dance that’s walked, a song that’s spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself. – Maya Angelou
In a sea of bloggers it is sometimes hard not to fall into the “do I fit in” mindset. There are questions we ask ourselves in regards to what will look good and/or will this be acceptable. When those thoughts or moments come into play for me, I think back on high school and how I’d refused to be in a clique or how I would deliberately try NOT to fit in.
By the time I’d reached Northwest Indiana at 16, I was positive that there was no one group I could ever belong to
So, although I was in the band as a majorette/dancer, on the school modeling squad for a very short period, as well as track and field my senior year; I found myself sitting with various groups. For example, the so called outcast (those many thought were troublemakers) or I’d startup conversations with the honor society students (smarter children, supposedly) or I’d clown around with the jocks (my then high school sweetheart’s main crew) or I’d just pick out a random person in one of my classes to chat with; it didn’t matter.
Every conversation or interaction was for me genuinely unique and intriguing. No matter the setting, I’d always find away not to be labeled or placed in a particular category and it worked for me. This is also my experience since being an adult.
Where am I going with this you ask?
Although I love looking at the glossy pictures and beautiful backgrounds displayed on many blogs and social media platforms, especially fashion ones; I just don’t fit in! Which believe it or not, suits me just fine.
I appreciate having so many different affiliations with all different bloggers and social media personalities. Their all so uniquely interesting with an abundance of interpretations on styles, twist of stories and ideas as well as inspiring. I really enjoy the unique conversations and interactions with all that I genuinely follow.
I am virtually visiting Africa, New Zealand, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, England, Massachusetts and many many more settings via Instagram and individual blogs. Some of these are places I’ll probably never visit in my lifetime yet I get to interact with the culture; it is pretty amazing!
I’m not just sitting at the band table!!
And my hope is that you feel the same way when you visit my corner over here in Indiana! We are all uniquely created and our art is one of a kind… Let’s continue to create, motivate and inspire others to dream!
Blurry, but I liked it.
So, how are you NOT fitting in? I’d like to know…
Until next time nzuri, thank you for stopping by my corner of the internet… 🥰