To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ah, another of my favorite Ralph quotes. I'm not sure this requires much expansion from me. I've blogged plenty about my opinions of how the world pushes me to want certain things and I'm fighting with all my might not to get caught up in the perceived 'norms' but to find my own niche.
Sometimes when I start to feel a little odd and out of place I try to remember that I may just be blazing a trail for women behind me to feel like they can be themselves too. The world is certainly always putting pressure on me but I'm shoving it right back with my determination to just be me.