Welcome to Piece of My Mind Monday where... I think it's pretty explanatory. Today, I want to encourage you to be yourself. Today, with all the overly-opinionated-social media it's hard to be confident in you. Every where you look we are being directed into conforming one way or another. Look within yourself and find you. Don't forget who you are, not who they want you to be.
From picturesque 50's house wife to A&E's HOARDER candidate in the matter of a week.
Quirky hipster on Monday, soccer mom on Tuesday, hot mess slob on Wednesday, Sassy city slicker on Thursday to traditional mom attire for church on Sunday.
Incense burning, patchouli wearing, peace giving hippie to hot-mess, hot-headed, crazy woman in a hot second.
Chicken raising, bare-footed, country lovin' redneck to city slicker...I'd like to say I'm well-rounded, but really I never really found my niche. Nor, did I want to.
The society mind wants to whittle out little snug moulds of where people should fit. I can't limit myself to that cold, stale, chisseled grave of what society thinks is "normal."
I remember as a pre-teen and on into my teenage years I had such a hard time figuring out "who I am." And, at that time, "who I am" heavily depended on how I looked. I enjoyed the style of every clique- preppy, geek, hipster, trendy, and even as far as gothic. I enjoyed people from each of these school segregated groups; personalities and fashions. Therefore, being part of each of them, yet, never really fitting into any of them at the same time. It's been a constant battle of my mind. Until I found God.
Christian concert tee (Find a similar one here)
We were made to be individuals! Who am I to question that? 10 or so (give or take a few) years later I don't have to deal with all the high school drama (as long as I stay away from social media) and God lives in my heart reminding me on a daily basis to be me- Whatever that means. Whom ever I want to be on any given day- own it! Own 100% of it. If I want to wear blazin' yellow pants, green chucks, Christian concert tee, totally geeky spectacles, while feeding my back yard chickens or running errands with my kids I am going to own it. I am going to scoff at the people judging me because I know who I am. I am Amy and I was made in the image of God (although, maybe he would have chosen white chucks instead...who knows. lol!) and I am proud to say I love me!
I don't know if you are dealing with letting out your inner individuality, wanting to have more individuality, or what. What ever it is, who ever you are, own it. Love it. You are who you are for a purpose- God's purpose.
Psalm 139:13-16 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
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Shoestring Amy is a free-spirited momma. With a family of five comes an active lifestyle full of energy. Amy strives for a lifetime of fun, laughter, and memories. Rather than smothering in debt, working for "things," and walking the same ol' line of misery created by a dead end job, she creates much larger goals. CONTINUE READING....
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