Well that’s quite a title!! 😉
And it’s true. I am happy being myself.
It might sound so small, but to me it is such a big thing.
For many years I have had moments where I just wasn’t happy with who I was. Be it who I was friends with, my popularity (or lack thereof), my appearance, my shape, my talents, my intelligence. Sometimes for no apparent reason. And I think most or all of you can relate to that.
But, this past week, possibly a bit longer in fact, I have just been feeling really at peace with the world! And my blog probably has something to do with this 😉
I’ve never been someone who wanted to be popular or famous rather than being someone who was genuinely liked. For a lot of years, due to my lack of confidence (for multiple reasons) this was incredibly hard! My first couple of years of high school/intermediate weren’t very happy, and I knew that it couldn’t remain that way.
I went to a new school for year nine (when I was thirteen) and easily enough I made some friends. In fact people were talkative and kind and exactly what I had hoped for if not more! The block in my head that it was my problem easily diminished and I started to really grow into myself.
I still have moments of social anxiety or awkwardness or nerves – quite a lot actually! But I’ve learnt to accept them and work with them. I try to never let my fear of what could happen stop me from having fun.
This year has been a huge year for me. I’ve lost and gained frinds. I’ve become a lot more confident. I’ve put mydelf out there via YouTube and this blog. I’ve got invilved in a whole lot of social things that I usually wouldnt have. And I’m so proud and happy.
I guess my message is: never underestimate yourslef. Don’t let anxiety and nerves take control of you. Enjoy oyur awkwardness (I know i do!!). I personally am notorious for the random awkward stuff I do when nervous! (for any of you who watched the Q & A I did with Anju – you’ll know what I mean!!). Enjoy being yourself. I know for a fact that as I became more confident I became happier and more likeable. I reckon I became a better person, someone I enjoy being more.
At the end of the day, you are you, nobody else. Love the person that you are.
I hope you all have a wonderful day, and I look forward to hearing from you all!! 🙂 Perhaps I could do a post on tips for keeping away social anxiety? Please let me know what you would like to read on my blog, it would be greatly appreciated! 🙂