There Can Be Only One – Becoming the Unique You

Step Outside the Box
I am unique in all the world. I share this fact often enough that I probably need to have cards made up. I got the concept from “The Little Prince,” but I have allowed the idea behind the words to mold me in my journey.

I am unique. No other person on this planet thinks just like me (and all my family shouted, ‘amen’). I have a unique DNA. My experiences are unique to my background, upbringing and education. Even a person that has walked down a similar path (even my own siblings) are not like me.

I know that I am unique, and yet I often find myself trying to crawl into one box or another. I started to crawl into the box of “I need to be popular” when I was in high school. A graduating senior sat me down and gave me the honest reality. He said, “I played the game. It is not worth it.” So, I closed the box and walked away.

I tried to shove myself in the “good girlfriend” box when I dated a guy in college. I dressed like he wanted me to dress. I talked to the people he thought were okay. One day, I looked at myself in my own mirror and I no longer recognized the person looking back at me. I clawed my way out of that box and ran from it.

I launched my writing career in 2005. I followed the advice of all the people in the industry. I read the right books. I did what they told me to do. And then I looked around and realized I was back in a box. I kicked and I hit and I screamed, but the box held. I was locked in. And then I looked up and realized that no matter how tightly THEY might lock me in, the keys are held by One higher than them. I asked, He opened, and I walked away from the box.

I am the only one of me that will ever exist. Nothing in this world can tell me how to be me. Nothing in this world can show me the right path. I will only become the one I was designed to become when I choose to turn to the One that designed me.

Kathryn Lang

#Hope builder. #Dream inspirer. Master of “it’s all about #relationships.” Aficionado of inappropriate laughter, Kathryn Lang believe we can all fly and works to help others find the time to make their dreams come true. She shares with people that are trying to walk the tightrope of family, work, and faith – and keep them all in the right balance. Contact Kathryn today to speak or teach at your next event.

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