Fitting In

Fitting In

I am reading from Holley Gerth’s “Do What You Can” Plan and came across a quote by Brene Brown.

“Fitting in and belonging are not the same thing, and, in fact, fitting in gets in the way of belonging. Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be to be accepted. Belonging, on the other hand, doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to be who we are.”

Being an artist, for me is about being “who we are”.  It’ taken me a long time to see that being who I am is the only place I belong because it’s “Me”.  I can be no other way without struggle and conflict.  As I consider this I know I am a work in progress. Acceptance is a large part of garnering the peace and serenity that come with being “who I am”.

Do you have a story about being “who you are”?  Are you fully there”?

Brene Brown – The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are (Center City, MN: Hazelden, 2010), 25.

Gerth, Holley (2013-01-01). “Do What You Can” Plan, The (Ebook Shorts): 21 Days to Making Any Area of Your Life Better (Kindle Location 633). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

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