I know it, you know it, and anyone who's been through middle school knows it -- the secret to being miserable is to continuously compare yourself to others. It's human nature to measure ourselves against someone else, but that doesn't make it healthy!
If I could go back in time and tell myself anything it would be this, "Don't worry. You're on the right path. Continue to focus on blazing your own path. It will pay off!"
During my college years, I felt myself separating from friends, new and old, in an effort to prepare for my future. Don't get me wrong, I attended my fair share of parties and have plenty of memories, but I also had a focus to not only complete my degree but to possibly land a job I could turn into a career. Had I been stuck in not completing the internship or not continuing to work part time because my friends weren't doing it, I would have missed out in a major way on what was in store for me.
Understanding the fact that we all have our individual races to run is sooooo important. In my opinion, it's the difference between remaining stagnant and growing beyond even your own expectations. Over the years, I've learned that it is okay to be different, it is okay to stand out, and it is okay to do your own thing. As long as you continue to treat people well and, most of all, remember where you came from, you'll be alright!
The emphasis on individuality is one of the primary values of HeartWear Jewelry. As I wrote before, rooted in the belief that God created each of us to be the light of the world, HeartWear Jewelry exists to remind women that it's more than okay to stand out from the crowd. In fact, it's often necessary. In order to embody individuality, one must blaze their own path!
With the exception of jewelry created for bridal parties or other large groups, our items have no more than 5 individual pieces. Almost every item that we create at HeartWear Jewelry is designed to be a unique creation that is special to the owner of that piece.
When you sit back and think, what are some messages that you would tell your younger self?
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Hmm, what would I tell my younger self? I would tell my younger self to always remember to be patient… no matter what others may have going on in their lives. Growing as an adult, it was hard seeing my family, friends, and acquaintances pass you by when it came to their love lives, jobs, and degrees. But once I truly realized the true definition of “waiting on God’s timing,” I learned that God’s timing comes with patience, learning myself, and working on myself. Although it can tough, I will always choose God’s timing over my own! ❤️
Messages I would tell my younger self? Good Question.
While reading this blog one thing stood out to me. “God created each of us to be the light of the world”. All of our lights are different, some shine brighter and even longer at times, but God created Us/our lights to shine in the way that glorify Him. We all are FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made in His image. Let us stop focusing on the lights of others and start illuminating our own. Individuality is the thing that distinguishes us from others. That was and still is God’s intent. We are made “to be different, to stand out, and to do our own thing”. That being said I would tell the preteen Shetauri that what makes you different is what makes you stronger. Bryttani, Thanks for the encouraging words. Keep shining your light. #GodFirst