Be Yourself Everyone Else is Already Taken!

Be Yourself!

I’ve had the privilege of teaching kids of all ages. I love it for many reasons, but it’s also allowed me to see everything from the latest fashion trends to technological trends, and some zany creative usage of the English language.

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From these experiences, I’ve been afforded an interesting perspective in that, this world offers tons of examples of what ‘they’ think we/I should look like, act like, talk like, be like…  What we should eat, drive, wear, the color and style of our hair… This is evidenced best when we are young and still finding our footing, but perpetuates into our adulthood as well. If you’re like me, we often struggle to fill these shoes, because frankly they’re not our shoes to fill. It’s like trying to run a race in shoes that are either too big or too small. It just plain won’t work, not to mention slow you down. Don’t let society or people limit you to what they think is best for you. Have the courage to be who you are. There’s only one of you, and that makes you entirely and utterly unique.

Sincerely,

C. L. Lewis

 

The Freakin’ Frenemy

Writing for me is a passion. It’s opened up a world of opportunities beyond what I believed possible.

Because of writing, I’ve been able to travel and meet people from all over the world, many of whom share my enthusiasm for word-smything. I’ve been inspired and afforded the privilege of being an inspiration. However, I never would’ve even attempted writing books if I’d have listened to the chirping from the cheap seats.

Many of you know where I’m going here because you’ve experienced the same. Oh, certain frenemies of mine have said things like, “You’ll never make it!” “Impossible.” “You’re still writing?”

Believe it or not, they still pop in and out my life, bringing their negativity and doubt with them. They’ve even gone as far as to hound those around me. At that point, I only have one thing to stay to them, “[email protected]#! You’re a fan~”  …Now, will that ruffle a few feathers? Only of the people that know what they’ve been doing.

Besides, who cares? But it will be best remembered the next time you recognize ‘that special someone’ who continually inflicts their opinion on you and whatever it is you’re doing.

Definition of a Frenemy – Basically a cross between a friend and an enemy.

 

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So what’s my point?  I openly speak on my personal experiences with ‘frenemies’ because I don’t want someone taking away or deterring other people from doing what they enjoy!

Don’t listen to the individuals whose only purpose in life is to make sure you don’t do better than they do! You know, the ones who can’t say anything nice after you leave the room? Be aggressive with your goals! Stop wasting time caring what they think, and pursue whatever it is that inspires you!

Step out! Try something new! You never know where it will take you. And more importantly, you’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t give it a solid try!

BTW; Don’t be afraid of failure. Not to say that you’ll fail! But if you’re not making mistakes, you’re not trying. Failure is not the opposite of success; it’s a part of success!

Sincerely,

C. L. Lewis

 

 

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

 

Try Something New – Change Your Point of View

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

For those creative minds out there that have somehow become stagnate, I pose this very question to. If you’re a writer, painter, dancer, musician, whatever the case – it’s important to get out of that rut and gain some new experiences.

Maybe you’ve gotten into a comfort zone, the same thing day in and day out and need a little change. Perhaps, jumping out of airplanes isn’t your thing, but you can find out what is by doing new things.

 

When was the last time you did something for the first time?
When was the last time you did something for the first time?

 

It can be as simple as taking a different way home or trying a new type of food…

You’d be surprised just how much trying something new can inspire both you and/or your artistic endeavors! Case and point: This is my very first blog on the new website platform! It wasn’t as hard or as rigorous as I thought it would be!

I might even be ready to master my new cell phone now!

Sincerely,

C. L. Lewis