In previous years, even months, I have really struggled with dealing with people disliking me and I don’t mean that a lot of people don’t like me, I mean that I am terrified of saying one wrong thing and someone is gone. I feel like most people low-key have this fear though. Over the past semester and even in the past week I can honestly say I’ve gained a lot more confidence in who I am and what I believe.
Like I just remember stupid that I would debate over like I would just stare at a text for 5 minutes deciding if it was okay to send. Not because it was risqué or anything like that, but other concerns like will they think it’s funny? I hope he/she doesn’t get mad at me, etc. Half the time I was making a mountain out of a molehill. But mostly, what I wanted to say in that moment was what I truly felt and I held that stuff back in fear of people leaving. (Not to say that I’m just going to be spewing nonsense).What I’ve become more aware of lately is that those people who don’t allow you to voice your opinions without judgement are the ones whose opinion you really didn’t need in the first place.
I have been better about “saying it how it is” and voicing how I feel, and it is so freeing. There will always be people who dislike you, so why not be yourself? There was this shirt I had in middle school that said: “be yourself, everyone else is already taken”. Cheesy quote but very true. We are all so different, so go out and embrace those differences.
Have C O N F I D E N C E!!
You’re a star♥♥♥