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March 4, 2021 | Written by Katie Cares

I Am My Own Person

I am my own person. I don’t want to be, nor will I be someone I’m not. I know a lot of people like to be the same by keeping up with different trends and such, but I honestly don’t see the point. Sure, you might be “cool” but you are probably missing all the simple and beautiful things in life. Of course, sometimes I’ll be into popular things, but it’ll be because I genuinely like it or think it’s cool, not because someone else says so. To me, being my own person means not getting caught up in everyone else’s lives; it means being free with myself. I am perfectly free to be open-minded and full of life, because that’s who I am, that’s who I love being. So, don’t tell me to be somebody else, because nobody can tell me who to be. I’m going to be the person that I feel comfortable with, the person who isn’t afraid to be different. I am going to embrace my Katieness.

Foot note: Kaitlyn wrote this paragraph for an English assignment. She was in grade 9 and had just completed a year long chemotherapy. We as a family have shared this writing to demonstrate her courage, love life, truth about herself. She did not follow the in crowd. But rather marched to the beat of her own drum. 

If you want to learn more about Kaitlyn Reimer please explore the website. Thank you for your interest and time you have given to learn more about the Girl with a dream.

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