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You Are A Unicorn

Embrace your quirks, your imperfections, your individualities, for those are the things that make us all diverse & interesting

Sometimes we all need a little reminder that we’re wonderful the way we are. We don’t need to try & fit a certain mold. You are you. There’s no one else like you, and you are a very special creature. You are a unicorn. So love yourself for the special person you are.

Embrace your quirks, your imperfections, your individualities, for those are the things that make us all diverse & interesting

Growing up, I really struggled with being happy being myself. I cared way too much about what other people thought of me, therefore I went out of my way to change things. As young as first grade I would do (or not do) certain things just to fit in. I would wear whatever clothing was trending, yet I’d feel totally uncomfortable. I pretended to like certain music that I actually couldn’t stand. Attention: I Kara Leslie Aragon have NEVER liked the Spice Girls!!!! I stopped certain hobbies of mine because the kids I wanted to impress thought they were lame. I even stopped being friends with a couple of girls because they weren’t “popular” enough. And it only got worse…

Embrace your quirks, your imperfections, your individualities, for those are the things that make us all diverse & interesting

Once I was in Middle School, I liked the power of being a “cool kid”. I did pretty much everything that I had to do to “stay on top”. Getting real here… I would play truth or dare & say/do all kinds of things that I didn’t actually want to say/do. I was so mean to so many people because it was “funny” to be a bitch. (I HATE that I was like that more than ANYTHING!) Peer pressure got me hardcore. I started smoking cigarettes at age 12 because it literally didn’t get more badass than that. Until it did – with weed, alcohol, & other drugs. What started as just doing things to fit in, turned into me being stoned 24/7, failing all of my classes, dropping out of school, & continuing on addicted to cigarettes for the next 14 years. Also, keep in mind that while I let everything my friends were into define a large part of me, I also let everything that my parents, grandparents, & other family members believed define the rest of me. I had no individuality whatsoever…

Embrace your quirks, your imperfections, your individualities, for those are the things that make us all diverse & interesting

UNTIL I did! I just like had an epiphany one day – really! I just woke up & totally stopped giving a fuck about what anyone thought about me. I quit smoking weed because I didn’t like it anymore. I quit drinking because, well honestly because I had way too many bad experiences. I still had friends pressuring me to do all kinds of things but I was finally mature & content enough with myself enough to say, “NO!” I stopped sneaking into clubs because that’s not even where I wanted to be. I stopped being embarrassed that I like certain music, movies, etc. I started sharing my poetry, artwork, & most importantly, my honest opinions. I embraced my weird quirks instead of hiding them. I realized that I was in control of myself & that I decided who I am & who I want to be. If people don’t like who I am, screw em’.

Embrace your quirks, your imperfections, your individualities, for those are the things that make us all diverse & interesting

Aside from my amazing Lorenzo, I am the only vegan in my family & group of old friends. I am the only atheist, the only non-republican & I’m pretty sure the only non-racist as well (pst. they’re the kind of racists that don’t even know they’re racist & I can assure you I’m working on them! lol but not lol). Those are just some of the things that make ME great! Haha. People think I’m crazzzy because I have NINE animals, plus whatever random number of current fosters. People think I’m weird because I don’t eat the crust to my pop-tarts, I wear socks with flip-flops, only use ketchup that’s in packets, freestyle raps to my dogs, only wear one contact by choice, etc. And you know what…they are right. I am freaking weird. And I embrace the hell out of it. For I am a unicorn.

Embrace your quirks, your imperfections, your individualities, for those are the things that make us all diverse & interesting

I’m weird. I’m unique. I’m special. I’m me. You do some weird shit too. You’re human. You’re unique. You’re special. You’re you. Our one-of-a-kind-ness makes the world go round’. If we were all the same one-dimensional ass people, this world would be so lame. So embrace your quirks, your imperfections, your individualities, for those are the things that make us all diverse & interesting. You are a unicorn: rock on!

Embrace your quirks, your imperfections, your individualities, for those are the things that make us all diverse & interesting

MY LOOK : You Are A Unicorn Tee // Ripped Mom Jeans (similar here) // Converse High Tops in Red

PS. Get 15% off my tee & everything else at Metaphora Market using code: KARAPHORA 

XOXO, Kara

 

 

40 Comments

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    yaramel

    November 4, 2017

    You look lovely, your hair is stunning 😀

    http://www.desiringsme.com/how-adapt-change/

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    kathrineeldridge1

    November 4, 2017

    Such a cute tee! I love that you embrace your uniqueness. We all should do this!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    Christine Kong

    November 4, 2017

    Amen!! I love this post! I think as we get older we realize just how amazing we are and even though we are different we celebrate those differences and love ourselves. This is so important because if we can’t love and accept ourselves, how can we expect others to as well? I am so happy you found out early on you find friends that accept you and love you for who you are! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

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    Eena

    November 5, 2017

    YAAAAASSSS to everything in this post! P.S. I love your shirt!

    cabin twenty-four

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    Rae

    November 5, 2017

    i want your shirt! haha 🙂

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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    Ellese

    November 5, 2017

    This was such a powerful article to read! Thank you for being so honest and open about growing up. I was a total people pleaser as a kind. The nice one who just got along with everyone and never got into trouble, but I still had the same issue of not being an individual. It wasn’t until I got older as well and didn’t give two Fs anymore if people were mad at me if I did something I really wanted to do. Thanks for sharing, babe!! Xo, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

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    sepatuholig

    November 6, 2017

    great inspo
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com
    ig @grace_njio

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    Marina W

    November 6, 2017

    This article is inspiring to read. Growing up I was also sort of a black sheep in my family and at school. I liked to ask questions and always seem to had a problem with authority figures.( and growing up in an Asian family it was a big no-no, lol.) When I hit middle school I got worse. I wanted to fit in so I said and did things to be in the popular group, my experience was very similar with yours, actually. All in all I was not truly happy and I stayed in touch with non of my middle school so called “friends”. I feel like sometimes as a teen you go through these phases so you could eventually grow into the person you are today, and I am happy with just who I am now, I don’t need others’ approval and acceptance. As I can see you are as well 🙂 Great post!

    – Marina

    https://waitmarinawho.blogspot.tw/

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      Kara Aragon

      November 13, 2017

      Thanks for sharing your experience. I’m glad that you’re happy with who you are & don’t need others approval. Rock on <3

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    Love your sporty look!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: LA GIRL | COMFY CHIC STYLE

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    Nistha Saraf

    November 6, 2017

    YOu look lovely Kara!
    Love your tee!
    Nistha
    https://www.fashionistha.com/accessorizing-with-a-scarf/

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    Camille

    November 6, 2017

    Amazing post, thanks for sharing! I agree, we are all special and we should love ourselves 🙂

    Camille xo

    http://www.camiwears.blogspot.com

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    LENA

    November 6, 2017

    *drops mic* lol so so real! And I appreciate that! Kudos to unicorns and rappin to ya dogs!

    -L
    LenaRevealed.com

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    Amy Arnold

    November 6, 2017

    Such a good reminder! Love the tee and the message.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    yuka

    November 6, 2017

    That is such a cute tee!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

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    Kim

    November 6, 2017

    Cute shirt! I love the message of this post! I think you’re freakin’ awesome for having nine pets haha. I LOVE animals! And ew, who likes the crust on the poptarts?! Hahaaha.

    Kim
    simplylovebirds.com

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    Yvonne

    November 6, 2017

    I love reading this post! This is such a cute and comfortable look and that tee is so cool!
    xo Yvonne
    http://www.aproposh.com

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    Miki (@mikialamode)

    November 6, 2017

    Great tee. Yes! Do you!!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

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    kindavoguish

    November 6, 2017

    Girl, you do you. As long as people are nice and respectful to each other, that’s all that matters. And NINE animals?! You’re a saint! Haha. Love the tee.

    Xx
    Natalie
    https://www.kindavoguish.com

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    Len Parent

    November 7, 2017

    You look super adorbs! Love this casual look on you! SO PERFECT!!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Much love,Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

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    caroline

    November 7, 2017

    OMG I love your tee so much, sooo cute !

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

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    glassofglam

    November 7, 2017

    You are inspiring, Kara! Keep rocking your badass self!
    –Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

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    Cindy Elena

    November 7, 2017

    Love your look babe! That t-shirt is so cool

    xo | Cindy Elena
    http://www.boringclothes.com

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    Kathrin

    November 7, 2017

    I love this post! It always impressed me how some people just accept who they are right away and go with it. It was a long road for me to start accepting myself and it’s great to hear that you did it!

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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    My Vogue Style (@Cami2894)

    November 7, 2017

    I love unicorns so much and this top would be perfect for me!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

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    Jenny (@Krystel_Couture)

    November 8, 2017

    You’re soo pretty!! Love this outfit it’s really fun and playful! The shoes are a brilliant pop of colour against the blues and blacks, love it xx

    https://www.krystelcouture.com

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    outlanderly

    November 8, 2017

    well good that you found the true version of yourself!

    Thanks for the share 🙂

    Jo
    http://www.outlanderly.com

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    Gabrielle

    November 9, 2017

    Haha, loved the vibe of this post! I love your honesty and self-awareness, that’s SO refreshing. Totally agree we should each embrace our individuality – fitting it is 100% not important! Have a lovely weekend 🙂

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    Kate (@katekoutures)

    November 9, 2017

    Graphic tees are my new favorite thing! They add so much cuteness to an outfit
    Kate || KATE KOUTURES

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    Catherine

    November 10, 2017

    Such a cute tee! And I love your hair


    Catherine
    http://www.fashionardenter.com

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    Good for you! this is really an inspiring post. It can be so hard to embrace our individuality but when we do, it’s an amazing feeling 🙂
    xo Samantha

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    Paula Loreti

    November 11, 2017

    Beautiful look!! you are so pretty 🙂

    http://www.blossomikebana.com

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    notjessfashion1

    November 11, 2017

    That’s such a fun and cute tee you got there dear. Would wear those too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    Pentené

    November 12, 2017

    You are so awesome for the post! Your realness is to be respected. We’ve all been there where we did things because of peer pressure and afraid to be the only one that doesn’t do certain things. Glad you now live life on your own terms. Keep growing love and leave the people behind that doesn’t want to!

    Xoxo
    http://www.stylemefancy.com

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      Kara Aragon

      November 13, 2017

      Thanks! I love that last sentence so much, great mantra.

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    Super chá da vida

    November 19, 2017

    Beautiful looks I love Jeans and shirt

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    Gabi

    November 20, 2017

    Great post, beautiful photos <3 you look amazing, you have a lovely face 🙂
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