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Doing Your Own Thing


So I've been thinking about this a lot lately. This idea of "doing your own thing." With a world that's constantly connected it's so easy to get swept up in the flurry of trying to keep up with the Joneses. Everyone and their brother is opening an Etsy shop selling stickers these days. I was definitely not the first and I'm sure dozens are still to follow. Is that a bad thing? I'm not sure. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't worrisome as we try to make a living off of an ever saturated market. We take a risk every day and whatever consequences that come with it are ours to bear. But beyond the economical implications I keep wondering if I'm just one of the herd and how to do my own thing and stay true to myself when everyone else has the same idea.

I know I'm just rambling really, but is it even possible to do your own thing anymore? What does that even mean? If an idea is a good one, does it become less as more and more people adopt it and put their own spin on it? It's a good thing I wasn't a philosophy major or I'd be in a world of trouble.

I guess what I'm trying to say is in a world were everything is so intertwined, it's hard to do your own thing. It's hard to feel unique and special and that your idea, or whatever it is that you're doing, has merit and matters. Regardless of what you're doing or how many other people are doing the same thing, constantly work towards doing your own thing. Every morning I wake up thinking about how I can just be myself and do what I love to do in the way I love to do it. It's important to me. I base my self worth off of it (regardless of whether or not I should). 

I don't know if there's an answer or an explanation to ease my mind. The only thing I can do it try every day to remain honest, humble, and myself. Maybe that's how we can all do our own thing. By working every day to just be ourselves, no matter what that means.

xoxo Kayla

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