Being Comfortable Being You

We have all known those people who are different and weird in a good way. They may wear strange clothes, have bizarre music interests, or hate TV. Despite their odd behavior there is something that draws us to these people.

I believe it is because in a world where we are constantly encouraged to follow the trends and conform to society, we deeply long the opposite. We want to be accepted for our weird personalities and interests that we all have.

Last month, Larry Fedora, who is the head football coach at the University of North Carolina made quite a splash being photographed with his daughter on a beach. He had no shirt on and has an incredible six pack.

A few days later Duke’s football coach, David Cutcliffe, and North Carolina State’s coach Dave Doeren, posed with their shirts on and their own six packs of tall boy Budweiser’s and Bud Light’s. You can see all of the pictures here.

Obviously these pictures are funny but I believe there is a great deal of truth to be found in this. I love that Cutcliffe and Doeren fed off the six pack picture from their fellow ACC coach and showed off their own six packs.

I am drawn to people who don’t care about what is popular. They are simply themselves. I sometimes find myself straying for that version of me that I know I am. I’m glad I have people in my life that encourage me to be me and who also display their true selves always.

We all want to be comfortable in our own skin. If you truly are yourself you will be surprised how comfortable you will be.