Me Just Doing Me

May 1, 2017 in About Me

For a long long time, I felt so insecure in this life. I felt lost, lost with who I was as a person. I felt confused that I was placed on this Earth and could not discover who I was. But the thing is, I am constantly evolving. Changing with each day, each year; growing into the person I am meant to be.

I am different than I was last year. I am different than I was last semester. But I love it- I love who I am becoming.

I love how I take off by myself and sit by a lake and just think- think about what I can add to this world, think about how beautiful this Earth is and how I am so grateful to be a part of it. I love taking off by myself during the afternoon to a park and doing yoga for an hour in my favorite Lulu Lemon sports bra and Nahko playing in the background.



I love the relationships I have. The feeling of human connection. Being able to eat kale salads and drink smoothies with my best friend then just sit by a lake and talk about life. I love the freedom of eating a cookie at 12:30 am with my friends and not letting it nag at my brain like it used to. I love going out with my best friend and just laughing without a care in the world. These relationships with others are ones that bring me great joy. The people that have entered into my life this year are one’s I know God placed there for a reason.

I love that I want to do more. That I am not okay with the injustices our world is facing. For that uneasiness in my stomach drives me to want to change the world, to want to positively impact it in some way.

I love that I am different. That I get a dreadlock in my hair, that I have three tattoos, that I have my nose pierced.

I love this blog- for it gives me an outlet to share some of the thoughts that are constantly flowing around my brain, and it allows me to to connect with other like-minded souls. I adore writing, I adore the freedom that picking up a pencil and a piece of paper can do for me. I adore the effortlessness that comes in opening up my laptop and writing on the notes of my computer- no judgment, no criticism; just myself and the words that flow from my brain.

I love that I am no longer the food I eat. I am no longer my body. I am no longer the workout I do, or the amount of minutes I spend in the gym.  I am Alyssa- the girl with a big heart, a wanderer, a thinker. I am so much more than what my 16 year old self ever envisioned me to be.

I am just doing me. I am progressing, I am emerging into something I never thought I would. I am embracing- embracing my setbacks, embracing the messiness, embracing the difficulties placed in my path. I am surpassing the woman my high school self thought I would be. My independence and confidence growing, my understanding of the world improving.

I am just doing me. Not anyone else, not working to please anyone else. Just doing me, making me content in this crazy world. 

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  • Reply Steff May 1, 2017 at 4:09 am

    The me you were, the me you are, and the me you are becoming is the best me I have ever known!! Love you!?

  • Reply Liv @ Healthy Liv May 1, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    This you is unique and talented and so creative! I love how you’ve discovered the freedom that comes with being yourself 🙂
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  • Reply Megan May 2, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Yes and amen to celebrating ourselves and the life we have and not trying to be someone else.
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  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot May 2, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    And I’m glad you share your uniqueness and growth on this blog! 🙂
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  • Reply Emily May 2, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    You are doing you and growing in the Lord; I’m so thankful to have a very similar story this past year. I’m much more comfortable with the journey the Lord has given me, and that every journey looks so different.

    I love those moments of sitting and reflecting and thinking about how far God has brought us by His mercy. <3 Love you sister in Jesus, Emily
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  • Reply Edye May 3, 2017 at 1:51 am

    You are a wonderful, beautiful person, Lyss! So glad you’re doing you the way you want – when you want – how you want <3
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    • Reply Alyssa May 12, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      Thank you so so much!!

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law May 3, 2017 at 2:45 am

    I love that you are you – and not trying to be anyone else. You are amazing! <3
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    • Reply Alyssa May 12, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      YOU are amazing!!

  • Reply kat May 3, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    I love this post. I love your mindset.
    And I love you <3
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  • Reply Melanie May 4, 2017 at 3:26 am

    It’s important to remember our strengths and what we love about ourselves. You have grown in so many ways! <3

  • Reply Susie @ Suzlyfe May 4, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    That is a perfect place to be–just doing you. Even your weaknesses are special, because they make you YOU-nique!

  • Reply Mackenzie May 6, 2017 at 2:47 am

    Oh Lyss, I LOVEEEE this post. I LOVEEE that you feel this way too. I have always admired this immensely about you- the fact that you seem to just embrace every aspect of who you are, what you love, each adventure, each friendship. You are a role model to me in that way. I care way too much about some of those things that you mentioned you now have a freedom from. I’m so thankful for you, love! You inspire so many.

    • Reply Alyssa May 12, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      that means so much to me Mackenzie!! Thank you for your kind words love <3
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  • Reply Julia @ Drops of Jules May 19, 2017 at 12:16 am

    I’m behind on my blog reading, but I just wanted to say- I LOVE THIS. I needed to read this today. I really truly did.
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    • Reply Alyssa May 19, 2017 at 3:03 am

      I love YOU. Thank you beautiful gal for reading as always <3 all the love

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