The Importance of Being Different

Be a Unicorn

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the importance of being “different,” which sometimes seems like a really daunting task, especially in the creative industry.

This week I’ve been channeling my inner unicorn (something I learned from the 12 year-old girls I teach).  Mostly this involves pretending I’m invisible to coworkers. And that I’m made of glitter.

Is being different important to you?  How do you make yourself stand out?  Would love to hear from you in the comments!

*Photo Source: EyePoetryPhotography on Etsy (text by The Wonderist)*



  1. Starting to embrace it. No idea why it took so long. I really thought I was doing a fairly good job as a kid, tried so hard, and found it so offensive that people always said I was “unique”. So, for now, I’m awkwardly different. But even the awkwardness feels far more natural than conventional ever felt. <3! Thanks for posting. I like this unicorn idea.

    1. At first I just thought it was cute how my younger students were so obsessed with unicorns, but then I realized that it’s actually a really effective tool for giving yourself the permission to see your own uniqueness in a positive light. And, anyway, make-believe is always so much more empowering than real life! :) So now I actually use it as a way to coax myself into being more fearless!

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