“Be A Rose,”

When I was younger, I wanted to be anybody but myself.

I was under the impression that I was weird and basically didn’t fit in anywhere.

I had a couple of friends, but I still felt like a loner.

Do I feel that way now? Hell no.

So how did I get past this? I looked deeper to find who I am.

I started looking at my flaws that made me different from everyone else and I used that to boost my self-confidence.

*my self esteem was horrible when I was younger.

While doing that, I noticed that I’m very creative and I consider myself one of a kind.


There will never be another Lashaunta because I can’t be duplicated.


Those things that made me weird are helping me become who I really am.

Weird isn’t even a bad word to me anymore. It’s boring trying to be like everyone else. Being yourself is less work and you actually turn out happy in the end.

I’ve blossomed into a full rose out of the darkness that I was once in before. 

Listen to the recent episode of my podcast “A Real One w/Lashaunta Shanese” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-real-one/id1490211748?i=1000458607970

It’s available on Spotify, Apple Podcast, iHeartRadio, Google Podcast and more! Plus it’s available on my website:


Check out my Urban Fiction Books: https://www.amazon.com/Delicate-Dark-Side-Rose-Sequel/dp/171775094X/ref=nodl_

Sn: I’m officially a Freelance Writer for Sheen Magazine! I created a fun article comparing the characters of Martin to zodiac signs. Read here:https://www.sheenmagazine.com/which-martin-character-are-you-based-on-your-sign-zodiac-signs/


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