Just be you | Athens, pa. Photographer

Too many times I try to be someone I think other people want me to be.

But guess what.

This is me.

And this is us.

And we’re fun and crazy and I sometimes I don’t fit the traditional ideas of what a Christian is or a mom is or a photographer is and I think that’s just fine. I have never minded not fitting in.

What am I saying?

Let your freak flag fly, ya’ll. That’s what I’m saying.

Well, don’t get too freaky, I don’t want to have to call the police, but you know what I mean.

DSC_8869I bet there are a lot of you out there who can relate to doing what you think everyone else wants you to do. Living the way you think they want you to live. Expressing yourself the way someone else wants you to.

You’ve told yourself you will never get business, love, attention, faith, freedom or appreciated unless you are the way someone else told you you need to be.

It’s all a bunch of lies.

Just be you.

It’s cliche, but it’s true.

You will feel so much better.

Trust me.

I do.


Written by Lisa R. Howeler

As a writer, photographer and former journalist, Lisa R. Howeler writes a little bit about everything on her blog Boondock Ramblings. She self-published her first novel, A Story to Tell, in September 2019 on Amazon. She's a wife and a mother and enjoys a good John Wayne movie and a cozy Jan Karon book. She's also a freelance writer and photographer who is a contributor to various stock agencies, including Lightstock and Alamy. Her photography work focuses on documentary and photojournalism.
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