Blog Every Day in May Challenge

It's no secret that I've had a bit of writers block lately. So, in an attempt to find my voice again, I've decided to join Jenni this month for her Blog Every Day in May challenge. Today's challenge? Write the story of your life in 250 words or less...
I was born in Houston, TX, spent my younger years in Mexico City, but did my “growing up” in the Carolina’s. I’ve always been a bit unique, although I haven’t always been willing to accept it. I’m that square peg who tries to fit into the round hole. I’m not your typical Texan, yes it’s a great state, but I don’t think all things are better or bigger in Texas. I should know, I’m a mere 5 foot 2.
 
My high school and middle school years were hard. I think I made my life a bit more difficult during these years with that whole “square peg round hole” deal, instead of embracing who I was. I was singled out a lot, but I think this experience gave me the huge heart that I have today.
 
If I had a life motto it would be “compassion”. Every single one of us was created the same, and thus deserve the same amount of respect. You never know what someone is going through, and you never know how much a little compassion and understanding can mean to someone else.
 
2012 was probably the hardest year of my life, but I survived. If I was asked to give someone who is struggling advice, it would be to know that there are always options (something my dad taught me). You can always build the life you imagine. All it takes is a little courage, a whole lot of faith, and you’ll land on your feet.
xoxo BRI

5 comments :

Christina said...

I love that your life motto is compassion. It is far too easy to judge someone quickly, and much harder to put yourselves in their place. I also felt out of place in high school and don't have any friends from that time. I had them while I was there, but always felt that I didn't fit so I think I actually created more distance between us. Who knows! And you CAN always build the life you imagine!! Basically this whole post is filled with wisdom and I love it. :)

Erika said...

Hey Bri, I found your blog through the Blog Every Day in May linkup post!!

I also read your about page, too, and I really relate to what you were saying... about just... wanting to connect to people while "growing up," haha. What made 2012 so hard for you? I'm definitely interested in reading more!! *bookmarking*

http://www.chimerikal.com

Amy said...

Beautiful post! You have such a beautiful heart, and I'm glad to get to know you better!

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

This is such a lovely story. It sounds like you have a great story to share with others who might be struggling. Thanks for sharing!

Amber said...

LOVE what you said about compassion. It's so true.

I enjoyed getting to know you a little better. :)

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