September 16, 2011

FBFF: Words of Wisdom

Taking a break from the Fashion Week coverage, today is FBFF! After attending the IFB Conference last week, many of us walked away with many great little pearls of wisdom. Katy was inspired to make this week's topic about the best piece of advice we have received.

I've been given this advice by numerous people, which I think is wonderful and shows what a supportive environment I have. There's a great quote by Oscar Wilde, "Be yourself; everybody else is already taken" that encompasses the general advice I've received. I grew up with very gracious parents who understood that their child was unique and followed the path less taken (if you will).

I didn't fit in with anyone in High School and I'm appreciative of that. I definitely didn't want to be a popular kid because they were cruel. I wasn't a jock although I love watching professional sports. I wasn't super emo wearing goth makeup even though I was pale and occasionally wore black eyeliner. I liked that I didn't fit into a label because that meant I was original. 

My family knows I'm a nail art freak so they always want to see my latest creations or they ask me what the latest fashion trends are as if they are really going to buy them. I know most people aren't so lucky. I would pass along Oscar Wilde's knowledge to everyone and let them know that there is no such thing as "normal," stop trying to fit into some mold because you'll never be happy and quite frankly it's exhausting living someone else's life. If you start focusing on living your own life, you'll be much happier - I promise!

What was the best piece of advice you were given? Share the wealth!

Don't forget to stop by ModlyChic to read all the other FBFF answers this week!    

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  1. I'm totally with you, Kimberlee. That's essentially what was at the core of what my mom used to tell us girls growing up. It's true.
    :) f
    The House in the Clouds

  2. I have the same quote on my blog today! I'm happy to see most of use went with this simple topic. What's easier than being yourself really? Why do we make it so hard? I'm actually embracing the jock in me that I always repressed because I thought that didn't fit with my fashionable persona. My friends in High school would walk around in their trackies and I wouldn't allow myself that comfort. Now I am indulging my sporty nature and feel more like myself than ever.

  3. @Fabienne Jach- Aw that's so great that you had a supportive mother :)

    @For Those About to Shop- YEY - Great minds think a like!

  4. I a quote freak - I am using the same quote for my iChat at work tomorrow! (yes - i am a dork and do things like that). I love that you are your own person. When I was in HS I was in the popular group and am embarrassed and saddened by the things I think I said - or for sure thought - about people that were different than me. Now I seek out those people because they are the ones really worth getting to know. :) I would say now I am bit of a rebel and nerd (I work in a creative tech environment with pink haired women and men that wear kilts to work regularly). And no one minds I am a little different now, too. Love your post! I am now following - you rock! And thanks for putting yourself out there for us to get you know you! Cheers!


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