Sister, Run Your Own Race at Your Own Pace

But believe me, and I’m speaking to myself when I say this – You are beautiful and you are perfectly imperfect just as you are. Stop chasing numbers and perfection. In a world that screams “more” be OK with sitting in less.

Run your own race. At your own pace. On your own time. Stop hustling in an effort to prove your own worth. Stay in your own lane. Stop glancing over your shoulder to see who is ahead or behind you and just run.

So you are a square peg in a round hole – that’s OK. It’s what makes you, YOU. It’s what sets you apart and makes you unique. Don’t apologize for it. Don’t suppress it to be someone you aren’t.

Be so content. So focused and happy pursuing and living out your dreams and your life that you have ZERO time to worry about what others around you think. Be comfortable in your own skin. A beautiful thing happens when we enter this space. The weight lifts and it frees you up. It frees you from self-doubt and worry. You stop measuring and start believing. Sure we all have our moments of weakness where we succumb to the internal dialogue, but we don’t stay there.

Why? Because we know who we are and the value we bring to the table; flaws and all.

You get one chance sis. ONE. Don’t spend it sitting in guilt and unmet expectations. Put it down. Live so unapologetically that people can’t help but notice.


This piece originally appeared at They Whine, so I Wine, published with permission.

Jennifer Thompson
Jennifer Thompson
Jennifer is a working mom, blogger, wife, and mama to one rambunctious little boy. Surviving motherhood with a good laugh, dance parties, lots of coffee and a glass of wine. Follow along with her blog for the not so perfect, unorganized and unfiltered working mom at

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