February 8, 2014

What Makes You So Special?

Hey y'all!

Warning: this is sappy, cheesy and personal.


Okay, so the title of this post sort of sounds like a first grader taunting another child. Forgive me for that, but I could not for the life of me think of another name. Plus--it goes along well with what I want to blog about today.

What makes a person special? 

It seems vague and confusing and leaves lots of room for comments. But it's a serious question. Why are you important? Why are you valuable? What makes you different from the person next to you?

Some people may say it's their attitude about things or their outlook on life. Maybe something about how they were raised or where they grew up. The people around them have influenced their life in positive (or negative) ways and that has shaped the person they became.

For me, that's my mother, father and sister. Although we can argue until we're all blue in the face, they have a good purpose and truly only want the best for me. Ever since I was a kid, my sister has been looking out for me. She can act like a mother at times, but again, it's because she loves me. As for my mother, she is literally crazy. I definitely have her sense of humor. Let's just say I have my dad's dancing skills (which are none). 
My family makes me special.

(Excuse the goofy baby picture)
I was originally born in Scotland, but moved to Texas when I was only a year old. So, my parents both have these crazy accents, while I'm stuck with no accent at all. If anything, I sound like I'm from up north. No offense to the north, but southern accents are so much sweeter. We visit Scotland every summer, going to see our grandparents, aunts, uncles, basically my entire family still lives there. People are always very surprised when they meet my parents because you would honestly think I'm from the United States. But nonetheless,
 My background makes me special.

Okay so this girl (on the right) is my best friend, believe it or not. We've been basically joined at the hip ever since 8th grade. That's four years! Although we fight a lot, we will always be there for each other. Whether it be taking naps or playing with our puppies, there is never a boring moment. Honestly, we deserve a tv show because we are so quick at comebacks and are extremely witty (if I do say so myself). Clearly, this post would be lacking if I didn't include her.
My best friend makes me special.


BUT WHAT MAKES YOU SO SPECIAL?


Now I know what everyone is thinking.."Okay Sarah, we get it. You're not independent and rely on other people to make yourself unique.." So here's the part where I actually talk about myself instead of influences (even though they really have made me the person I am today). 

As mentioned above, I am a complete comedian. I used to not be able to stand seeing people sad. In fact, when I was 8 years old, my grandfather passed away. It broke my heart seeing everyone so upset, especially since I knew that he would be beyond angry to see people crying over him. So what did I do? I went around and told literally EVERYONE at the funeral that my underwear was backwards and inside out. Trust me, an 8 year old girl, walking around, proud of herself for being able to make sad people smile was quite an accomplishment. Plus, I knew that my grandfather would be laughing if he heard what I was saying. 
My ability to make people smile makes me special.

In case you didn't know this, Sarah in hebrew actually means princess. And boy, do I live up to that. Not in the sense that I act like a spoiled brat--well, sometimes--but in the sense that I am the sass master. There's not much to write about how sassy I am. But challenge me to a sass off and I'll kick your butt all the way into next week.
My sass makes me special.

I don't really have a 'special talent'. I've tried cosmetology, soccer, basketball, dance and even taekwondo. But I have yet to find the perfect fit for my skills. I'm extremely indecisive and get bored very quickly. I'm good with editing videos and film. But, like I said, I give up quite easily (oops)
My indecisiveness makes me special.

Lastly, I'd like to consider myself relatable to other people. I love helping others with advice or even simply being there to listen. I try my best to be honest, even though that might not always be what the person wants to hear. I'd like to believe that I'm good with people.
My ability to help others makes me special.

I am silly, crazy, dorky but most importantly, I am myself. 
And that's what makes me special.




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