Today’s blog challenge topic is, you guessed it…. Popularity.
I was never the popular one. I was the band geek. The one who would never be skinny. The girl with the freckles. The REDHEAD. Back in the day, there were no beautiful gingers… there were just redheads.
Had I been “popular,” I would have become a different person from who I am today. I am glad I was never one of THE crowd, sure of myself, my beauty and my popularity. Having never been told, I had to learn for myself that I am strong, smart and beautiful in my own way.
I have a daughter in high school. A beautiful, smart and and caring young woman. I have done everything I can her entire life to teach her she doesn’t NEED to be popular. She doesn’t NEED designer clothes. She does not NEED a man to make her whole.
What a blessing that she has grown to be level headed. Nurturing. The champion of those in need. She will wear what she wants, play the music she wants and stand up for herself and others in any situation. She has a wonderful circle of incredible friends. But she is not considered one of the “popular.” And for that, I am grateful!