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Don't Be the Nail That Gets Hammered (Guest Post).

Don't mind me, I'm just gallivanting through Versailles today. Just another normal day. But more on that later.

While that's awesome and all, I'm also way too excited to have Mo from Ollivander Mo guest posting on my blog today. She is my fellow Harry Potter lover, and we have the most random things in common, like both of our boyfriends' names are Jon! We also have the same taste in books. Also, both of us went through rush and dropped out before initiation, and you'll hear more about Mo's story below.


I have a confession to make. Once upon a time, I pledged for a sorority...and I found my Happily Ever After once I decided to drop out.

If you knew anything about me, the idea of me getting involved in Greek life would've shot your eyebrows up so high they would've whipped straight off your head and into Earth's outer atmosphere. I'm not here to bash Greek life or any of the (actually really lovely) sorority girls. I'm here to tell you to never lose sight of yourself.

Years ago I put my heart, effort, time and devotion into Greek life. I went through the entire pledging process and accepted complete strangers as my "sisters." Eventually, I paused for a minute to take a look around and realized that deep down, I wasn't happy.

I was the girl who preferred Pokémon over Pretty Little Liars, Disneyland over Vegas and wizard rock concerts over raves. Yet, after weeks of going through the pledging process, I looked in the metaphorical mirror and didn't like what I was seeing. Backstage drama put me consistently on-edge and pushed me to adapt a meaner personality. I was losing sight of the things that made me happiest (my nerdiness) and most of all, I realized I was giving my committed friendship and devotion to girls whose loyalties were less than unwavering.

Fortunately, I was able to come to the decision to drop a week before initiation. I hold no hard feelings for the girls, but I knew in my heart it just wasn't me. Today, I encourage you to reflect on everything you're putting your efforts into in your life and ask if it's really "you." Would the you five years ago be proud? What about the you five years from now?

When I first told Jon of my brief experience in Greek life, he gave me a quote. "The nail that sticks out, gets hammered down." I was that nail, and I was being hammered. However, I believe that we should all be nails. Being creative doesn't just mean being artistic. It means being different and thinking differently.

While the nail that sticks out may get hammered down, that just means you must stand strong in your beliefs and be too stubborn to be molded. Whether you believe you're different or not, you are and you can't let anyone block the vision you have for yourself.

How do you stay true to yourself?
Leave a comment below!

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Mo Olivas is an all around creative and a digital media designer and producer. She loves helping others find and express their creative side at OllivanderMo.com. On her free time she also vlogs and produces beauty videos on YouTube. 


  1. I stick firm in what I believe in and never lose faith and trust in the Lord.



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