In honor of the "Not One of the Cool Kids" T-shirts now being available for preorder (link in bio) I thought I'd reshare the original illustration and caption, to explain a little about the message behind the message 💛
You might remember me mentioning a couple of weeks ago about how I'd had a bit of a mind "spring clean" and unburdened myself of a lot of outdated goals and thoughts- Leaving me feeling back on track and motivated for the future, well it also left me with a stronger sense of self. And one of the things that has been playing on my mind a lot is that I've realised I'll never be one of the 'cool kids'. I'll never trade my authenticity for popularity, I'll never know the 'right' thing to wear, who the latest 'it' band is, or the newest hot spot to hang out in. I just ain't one of the cool kids. And its bloody liberating!
In this crazy social media driven world (where "Karbon Kopy" photos of flower wall cafes and bikini shots seem to be celebrated over creativity and individualism), I hope you remember that the greatest thing you can be is you.
Your version of success is always going to be different to the person next to you, so stop trying to fit the mould, and think about what you really want. I promise you'll feel so much better once you do and the world needs more people who feel good.