Unapologetically Kelly

by: Fallon Havens, Guest Contributor

Comparison is the thief of joy. - Theodore Roosevelt

I have come to terms with the fact. that I will never be “Beyonce," and I will always be a “Kelly”.

And I am cool with that--Kelly got coins and access to any room she wants. She is successful in her own right and has secured her seat. As a child you are always told to love the skin you’re in and be yourself. As you get older--adults, your peers and life experiences start to chip away at your self-esteem.

Next thing you know, you're spending hours upon hours wishing your life was like their Instagram feed.

Taking a selfie in front of the Eiffel tower.
Putting a down payment on a house in cash.

It all sounds much better and more glamorous than the life that you are living.

For years, I wanted to be like Beyonce in my own career. Be the boss and run my own company. I wanted to have millions and millions of Instagram followers. However, over time I realized that I am better as an employee. Also, I have hundreds of followers but not in the millions. Yet. Often times we grapple with not being good enough, and comparing ourselves to others. But we are enough. I repeat. You are enough. Every single one of us was brought on earth to share our gifts.

Discover your why and share your unique talent. Self acceptance is one of the most challenging things yet the most rewarding aspect of adulting.

Never sleep on the “Kellys”--they run the world too.


Fallon Havens is an HR Specialist by day and content creator by night who is always closing a sale on Poshmark.