The-REBEL-Society: ONLY YOU.

Only you can do what you do the way that you do it. So do it.

I end all of my VLOG posts and many of my blog posts with that phrase. It is something that rolled off my tongue one day during filming. I believe it in the depths of my soul and that is why I continue to say/write it frequently.

I was reading Rebecca Campbell’s book, Light is the New Black, this morning and came across this passage:


In her Dartmouth commencement address, Shonda Rhimes (writer of Grey’s Anatomy and my all-time favorite TV writer) talk about how when she left college her dream was to BE Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. Eventually she realized that the role was already taken and the world certainly did not need another one. The only role available for her to be was Shonda Rhimes. So she followed what lit her up, went to film school, and wrote stories in a way that only she could.

Many years and Golden Globes later, in one of those glorious full circle moments, Shonda Rhimes then finds herself sitting opposite Toni Morrison at dinner. And all her idol Toni Morrison wanted to talk about was what was happening in Grey’s Anatomy… I love that!

 Rhonda explained it so beautiful when she said, “That never would have happened if I hadn’t stopped dreaming of becoming her [Toni Morrison] and gotten busy becoming myself.”

I found this story to be so beautifully inspiring and living proof of the simple phrase I began this post with:

Only you can do what you do the way that you do it. So do it.

Follow what lights you up, your bliss, and allow who you are to shine through. The world needs you to show up as yourself, because there is no one else like you. No one else can contribute what YOU can contribute. No one. You are one-of-a-kind, perfectly uniquely YOU.

Your creativity, your passion, your dreams are YOURS for a reason. They are what make you, YOU, and also what will make this world a better place for knowing YOU.

You, we, us have much to contribute. We must do what lights us up as it will change the world as we know it for the better.  We are powerful beings, and together, we really can change. the. world.

Never, ever forget…

You are amazing.

You are unique.

You are one-of-a-kind.

Only you can do what you do the way that you do it. So do it.

I wish you LIGHT, LOVE, & PEACE,

With the utmost sincerity,

Jaclyn Steele

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