Being different is hard. Feeling like you're the only one doing some things is really difficult. I don't know if there's anyone else out there who has this goal too, but I choose not to date. I choose not to wear dresses above my knees or short shorts. I choose to not use profanity. I choose not to gossip. Sure, this makes me sound like a really boring person, I think so too. So before you jump to conclusions and call me a goody-goody, or think I've got a lot of self-esteem to be able to do that, you should know that because I choose to be different my insecurities are through the roof. I'm so self aware of the things that you notice, yet you don't think about that, do you? Life would be so much easier if I could just be like every other girl, but I chose not to. So life for me will be different, and it will be hard. Very hard. These internal thoughts that eat me up will continue to do so the more I make different decisions. But I know for me, it will be worth it in the end. James 1:12 says "Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him". I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to that crown. I know that in the long run, being different for Jesus Christ will bring far more blessings than if I decided to follow what everyone else is doing. Just some thoughts that run through my mind daily... Message me if you have any questions :)