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Be Yourself
Published on Thursday, June 4, 2015 by

This is something I can’t do myself right now for several reasons. Not completely, at least. Between work and criticism around me I have to fit in molds that don’t quite feel right. One day I will be able to finally be who I really am. I’ll be the old woman with the pink hair, TRUST ME. This phoenix will rise from the ashes.

In the meantime, I try to encourage my daughter to be herself. My heart fills when I hear her encourage others to be themselves as well. She is a champion for those who do not fit in the box. I am so lucky.

My daughter has her own restrictions, of course. There are times in life when one must play by the rules. But when there is free time and a little give, I always want my children to be themselves.

That is why, at her request, my daughter was in the hair salon not three hours after school let out for summer.

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So the next time you feel like taking off your shoes and jumping in puddles, please jump away no matter who is watching. And if you want to add a little color to your life, I say DO IT. And do it BIG!

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  • Ron

    OMG Katherine, what a faaaaaaaabulous post! And it’s so ironic you posted about this topic because I just posted about a similar thing!

    “So the next time you feel like taking off your shoes and jumping in puddles, please jump away no matter who is watching. And if you want to add a little color to your life, I say DO IT. And do it BIG!”

    I LOVED THAT!!!!! And you’re so right…..do it BIG!

    Well, I think the reason why your daughter is the way she is, is because of the way you raised her – to be herself!

    So, I applaud you, my friend!

    And btw, I LOVE her hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great post, my friend! Have a super weekend!
    X

    • Ron, isn’t it crazy how we sometimes have posts that almost nod to each other? Dang I wish you lived closer so I could meet you!

  • I love to see young ladies do this. I’ve seen some awesome colors and she did a great job. Love it.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ☺

    • It took almost four hours… isn’t that nuts? But it was worth it… she is having so much fun with it!

  • Heather Ras

    Gorgeous Kidapotamous!

  • The blue hair is awesome! Perfect for jumping in puddles!

    • Sadly I can only do a tiny strip of weird color and then tuck it behind at work… but I can sure jump in puddles!!!

  • So good that you are encouraging your daughter to be her own person. Happy summer to both of you!

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