Today Atreyu released the music video for "Do You Know Who You Are", which is featured on Long Live. The video encourages people to show who they are, and it got me thinking.
There's been a campaign going around for a while from Gillette Venus called "Use your and" which encouraged people to show that they're not just one thing. A lot of YouTube stars were talking about it, and for months, we have thought of doing the same. Since Atreyu has now brought the topic up, now seemed like the perfect time to do it.
With the recent equality movement, and social media being as open as it is, individuality is very hot topic these days. Everyone identifies as something different, and from day to day, that can change. One day you're very self motivated and out going, and the next you find yourself procrastinating on everything you want to get done. Instead of writing reviews, and articles, you find yourself watch a marathon of Family Matters reruns, even though you want to get stuff done.
Well, actually, that may not apply to everyone, but that's me at this very second. Atreyu's song asks, "Do you know who you are in your heart?" I can soundly say I do, but some cannot say that. I sincerely hope everyone finds who they are, and are able to grow comfortable with who they are quickly.
"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." -Oscar Wilde
So you may be thinking -okay, so being yourself is important, but who are YOU?
Well, I'm Ariel. I'm a self motivated music journalist and photographer. I'm a hard worker, and a very social person, but still greatly appreciate my alone time to sit quietly in my room. I love bright colors, but never wear them. Same thing goes for makeup -its an art form that I appreciate, yet never bother. Some days I can spend hours alone in my room doing absolutely nothing, other days that will depress me to the point of tears.
I try not to get my hopes up, yet somehow almost do. I'm something of a realist, but have slightly outlandish dreams. My weakness is that I care too much, and sometimes that gets the better of me. I can talk for hours, but somehow talking about myself is proving to be a bit weird. It feels conceited and wrong, in a way. That's probably why I hardly ever talk about the adventures I've had with Immortal Music. While I'm very proud of how far I've come, it feels like bragging whenever I bring it up. Some people have responded with, "So what? You have bragging rights." But I don't care, bragging seems rude, so I try to avoid it.
I am grateful for everything I'm doing, and I am dedicated to do more.
So now I'm curious....do you know who you are? Post on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag '#doyouknowwhoyouare' so Atreyu may just see it. Tag us as well, so we can see it!
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