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Do You Know A Muffin, Man?


Can I tell you a little secret? For as long as I can remember I've wanted to be a muffin. Not like a bran or an oat, probably more like a blueberry or something with a little intrigue.

Growing up, I moved constantly and every time I was going to a new school, I would lie awake dreaming of the muffin I would become in that school. I imagined myself being quiet, reserved, a mind-my-own-business kind of gal who ate crustless Pb& J’s every day for lunch and wore lots of neutrals.

My great muffin plans usually lasted all of 20 minutes because, well, it isn’t in my nature to be a muffin … bran, blueberry or otherwise.

I am what they would be labeled these days as “extra.” I am a cupcake through and through. What can I say? I like my sprinkles.

I was teased horribly in school and you'd think that would knock every ounce of icing off me, but somehow it seemed to amplify it. I am a “go big or go home” kind of girl, I guess.

It has taken me a few decades to embrace all my cupcakeeyness. I have surrendered to my love of all things that glitter and succumbed to the fact that I wasn’t born with an inside voice.

I like taking big leaps of faith and pushing limits and sprawling.

I was born extra, and it isn’t better or best, it just is what it is. Muffins and cupcakes both have their place and reasons to be appreciated.

I’m just sharing this today, because I was thinking that there might be another cupcake on the other side of this screen who spends a lot of time wishing they were a muffin. Or maybe a muffin that daydreams of a little icing and sprinkles in their life. Whatever the case, I want you to know that you are perfect just as you are!

You don’t have to try or wish to be anything other than you because all that you are is spectacular and all that you are to become is inevitable. And it is glorious!

What I am realizing more than ever is that we all need each other. The cupcakes, the muffins, the banana bread. Maybe my preoccupation with baked goods stems from a quarantine-sized food coma, but now more than ever, I am learning to value our differences and what we bring to the table.

I am thankful for the quiet ones who are a stabilizing force.

I am thankful for the loud ones who check on people and butt their noses in to make sure neighbors are safe

And I am thankful for all those that roam in between the two, navigating their way through this time to help in all that ways that they are.

And I am thankful for all those that roam in between the two, navigating their way through this time to help in all those ways that they are.












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