Creating You - (Revised and Updated Version)

Written November 15, 2015:

I was looking through some photos recently and came upon this one of my dad that I edited to make it look like a painting so that it would last forever. I took this photo because I was amazed my dad created his own shortcut while the rest of us didn't even think of deterring from the paved created route and in fact, we were yelling at my dad not to do it. My dad has always been his own person and in many ways this has taught me to be my own person in this world that speaks freedom but encourages conformity.

You have to be comfortable enough in your own skin to show it naked to others and that is not an easy task. Some of us, would probably shy away and want to hide parts of us because it's an area we're embarrassed about or may make us feel ugly or ashamed. Although, it's unnecessary to show everyone all parts of you, it's important for you to be comfortable with who you are even with the things you're not proud of or feel ashamed about.

Creating you is about defining who you are (e.g., your values, morals, goals, interests, dislikes), accepting that you have flaws, knowing that you're still being shaped and truly loving yourself through the process.

Here are some tips on creating you: