By Eric Noel Roman
Pssst, hey! Remember me? You saw me in that store a while ago, and impulsively bought me because you loved me. You were walking by and locked in on my bright colorful sleeves. The wild animal pattern on the front of me. When you came into the store, you quickly snatched your size and tried me on in the fitting room. The fuzzy lining hugged your skin becoming part of you. Immediately after seeing yourself in the mirror you bought me. The excitement of us together made you so happy. My presence personifies your inner feelings. The vibrant colors mixed with animalistic character made you so proud to be wearing me in the fitting room. You went home and tried me on a second time and still loved the fit.
A few months have passed and you have reached for me several times, but you seem ashamed to wear me in public. I make you smile when you parade me at home. You seem to glow with pride when I embrace you. However, you seem to think people will make fun of you for wearing me. There should be no shame in wearing me, I make up part of your personality.
I know it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd but I am you. Be proud of who you are, no matter how different or odd you think it is, it is what makes you unique, special and amazing.
Eric Noel Roman DJ, obstacle racer, motivational writer from North Miami Beach, living life one day at a time, and making a difference one person at a time.