I’m Just a “Me”

I was talking to a dear friend yesterday and in the conversation she called me an expert or something like that and the words that came out of my mouth were “Nah, I am just a me”.

I think I was going to say “just me” but it came out with an “a” in there and actually I like it better this way.

Did you know that Neil Armstrong maintained that he said “One small step for A man, one giant leap for mankind” when he set foot on the moon? However, that little “a” was missed out of one of the most famous quotes ever.

I am a “me”, just like each one of us is to ourselves. And I am proud of that fact. It took a lot of years and hard work to get to the point where I know who I am and what “me” stands for in my self-image. For so long I tried to be what I thought each individual in my life wanted me to be and it didn’t work out.

Surprisingly enough to me, once I started being my “me”, everyone else accepted me that way.

In this day and age, being able to call ourselves a “me” is important. Yes, we are each a “somebody”; however, that is still very generic, some body like every other body. But ME is a very individual thing. Even though we are all “me’s” we own who our personal “me” is.

Colbie Caillat hits the mark with her song, “Try”. Both the lyrics and the heartwarming video speak out to women with the anthem “You don’t have to try so hard”. Kay introduced me to the video and I have included it below. It is really worth a watch.

I heard the phrase “you try too hard” in almost everything I did, whether it be work, school, trying to impress a guy, making friends, even volunteering at my church. A counselor in my fibromyalgia program years ago told me that two words I should remove from my vocabulary were “try” and “but”. That is not an easy thing to do, but she was right.

And this does not just apply to us women. These days men have just as much pressure on them to be a good husband/boyfriend, father, employee, son, etc. They may not have to wear physical make-up or be as conscious of weight and clothing; however, they too have their insecurities and need to get in touch with their true “me”.

So who is my “me”? I am a woman of faith who loves life, people, writing, crafting and is very happy in the skin I am in. I have a wonderful husband who loves me just as I am, some incredible friends who tell me like it is when I go back to that self-doubting trier. And most of all I have a God who not only loves me as I am, but made me that way.

Put your make up on
Get your nails done
Curl your hair
Run the extra mile
Keep it slim
So they like you. Do they like you?

Get your sexy on
Don’t be shy, girl
Take it off
This is what you want, to belong
So they like you. Do you like you?

You don’t have to try so hard
You don’t have to give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don’t have to change a single thing

Wait a second,
Why should you care, what they think of you
When you’re all alone, by yourself
Do you like you? Do you like you?

You don’t have to try so hard
You don’t have to give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don’t have to change a single thing

Take your make up off
Let your hair down
Take a breath
Look into the mirror, at yourself
Don’t you like you?
Cause I like you

“Try”, preformed by Colbie Caillat
Writer(s): Jason Reeves, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Colbie Caillat, Antonio Lamar Dixon
Copyright: Faze 2 Music, Inafi Music, Songs Of Universal Inc., Sony/ATV Songs LLC, Dancing Squirrel Music, Cocomarie Music, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC, Rafael’S Son Music

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