The Cool Kids

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I’m a big believer that everything happens for a reason. Every high moment and every low moment. Every person who comes into our lives and every person who leaves. They are all there for a reason. Some are to help lift us up and reach our fullest potential, while others are to teach us one of the many great life lessons.


As I look toward the big decisions sitting in front of me, I can’t help but also look back and see how far I’ve come. Sometimes I feel like I’ve been “on my own” for awhile now but sometimes it feels like I just graduated high school yesterday.

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Don’t mind the wet dog look…we had an outdoor graduation and the rain moved in FAST and started pouring!

I had on a Spotify playlist the other day when “Cool Kids” by Echosmith came on. I found myself immediately drawn into the lyrics.

She sees them walking in a straight line, that’s not really her style.

And they all got the same heartbeat, but hers is falling behind.

Nothing in this world could ever bring them down.

Yeah, they’re invincible, and she’s just in the background.

And she says,


“I wish that I could be like the cool kids,

‘Cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in.

I wish that I could be like the cool kids, like the cool kids.”


He sees them talking with a big smile, but they haven’t got a clue.

Yeah, they’re living the good life, can’t see what he is going through.

They’re driving fast cars, but they don’t know where they’re going.

In the fast lane, living life without knowing.

And he says,


“I wish that I could be like the cool kids,

‘Cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in.


If you asked me 10 years ago if I wished that I could be like the cool kids, I would have said “yes please!” but I look back now and while sometimes it’s hard to still feel like you don’t “fit in” with what’s “normal” for others your age, it’s just not my style. I am me. I dream big dreams. I climb big mountains. I push new boundaries. And it’s because of that, that I believe I’m going to bring big change and impact to the world around me. I don’t always know what that looks like but with each day, each idea and each step forward, I know I’m getting closer to figuring it out.



I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about an idea I had. I said “some days I question myself thinking I’m crazy, other days it just feels RIGHT!” Her response? “I’m fairly certain that 100% of people who have done something that breaks the mold and is successful felt that exact same way. ;)”


So I ask then, why be normal? Why fit the mold or try to be like the cool kids? Why not stand out, march to your own beat and break the barriers? I know I’m trying to do just that!

4 thoughts on “The Cool Kids

  1. Alex @ Alex Tries it Out

    As I said on FB the other day – you’re one of the bravest ladies that I know. I can’t wait to see what you do next – I know you’ll be successful!

    P.S. are you selling Skoop now? That’s one big-a** button under your comment widget …

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