I used to be afraid to be myself. As a kid, I was self-conscious and trying to fit into the mold of a girl society and pop culture wanted me to be, even though that person was far removed from who I truly was. I would try to “be myself” by wearing unusual clothing, dancing goofy at school events, or approaching serious topics in a lighthearted way. You know, the Meg way! The more I was myself, the more I confused others, received hateful comments, and felt out of place in a world where everyone was the same. I was criticized for being different every time I would try. I started to view myself as an outsider.
As I became an adult, I obviously hated my body, wanted a different personality, and believed I wasn’t good enough to be successful. As I struggled to enter into the workforce, In order to appeal to the widest audience, I hid the qualities that made me different than everyone else. I had a hard time finding work and felt lost in a sea of self-doubt and imposter syndrome. I even tried my darnedest to curate my life into the vision of a popular, successful human online and off.
But a few years ago I had an epiphany: The qualities that make me most uncommon are actually the things that make me more capable and invaluable. I learned that if I embrace my individuality, and truly love what makes me special, I can channel those qualities into a career made just for me. Once I learned to love myself—personality, body and all—and stopped trying to fit into what society wanted me to be, I was no longer afraid to show off my personality. Clients, coworkers, and friends around me embraced my unique perspective and the quirks in my personality. Relationships that were built on the highly curated, fake version of me fell away and were replaced with meaningful collaborations and lucrative opportunities rooted in shared values.
Today, the more I’m me the more I succeed! I’m able to earn more than ever with a unique career that harnesses my strengths and unusual personality, and I’m working toward a greater purpose suited just for me. I’m more confident and fulfilled than ever before and I’m excited to teach you how to do all this, and more, with Full Time You!