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Let’s talk labels. If I had to label myself, I guess I’m a #colombinicana - I’m well-aware that it isn’t a word, which is appropriate because I pride myself on being hard to label.

Where are you from? What are you? What did you study? What’s your hometown? Do you think in English or Spanish? What do you believe in? - anyone unfortunate enough to ask me simple questions like these usually leaves more confused after I answer than before. Most of the time people just want to see where you fit because they want to connect - there’s nothing wrong with that, but when you’re comfortable with not fitting in, you make other people uncomfortable. Not your problem, but it can complicate things even more.

There’s a lot of talk online about finding your tribe, and that’s great - I actually belong to many tribes, even when I’m not fully accepted because I don’t fit the category exactly. I love that. Those of us who don’t neatly fit into any category learn to observe, absorb, and then create and define our own path. It’s our super power. If that’s you as well, but you’re not 100 percent comfortable with that yet, don’t fall into the trap of dividing yourself to fit someone else’s narrative. I’ll tell you what I tell my kids - you’re not “one quarter this and one quarter that” you are 100% every part of you. You are made of contradictions. There is no one else out there like you.

You will figure it out.

 (I’m challenging myself to posting 100 pictures for #the100dayproject - 1/100) #100dayproject

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