I’ve never been one to care what people think, I’ve never found myself living to others expectations, or based my life around others opinions. I mean some of the questionable content I’ve uploaded of myself onto snap chat in the past, proves that alone. (Is it weird that I genuinely find myself entertaining?)
But lately I’ve caught myself slipping a few times. My minds been ticking over & I have found myself over thinking and obsessing about non-existent opinions & judgements. My YouTube Channel has come to a halt & the blog posting took a back seat. (Partly to blame though, is that I milked by birthday celebrations & gave myself time off to do zilch) – the fear of what other people might think has over took my body & sent me into some weird anxious comparing myself oblivion.
Yeah. Me, the girl who always preaches not to compare yourself to others and not care what anyone else thinks. Like what the hell was I thinking, allowing myself to feel this way? I had to get a reality check, look myself in the mirror & get real with myself and fast.
Am I really going to let the fear of judgements & opinions control me and my life? Am I really going to let the fate of my life pan out in someone else’s hands? Nodding along like a yes girl…who’s too scared to do what the she wants to do. Quite frankly, no I am not. That’s not me, that’s not who I am about, and that’s certainly not how I’m willing to live my life.
It got me thinking. How many other people in this world must often feel the same as me? How many other people diminish their dreams or passions because they are scared of how other people may think or react?
Some of which these opinions & judgements may not even exist, it’s just our own fear talking us out of it.
The unknown is scary, but the unknown is called the unknown for a reason. You never know what it holds. Are negative opinions & judgements the only option for us? Or could there actually be something really positive & bright waiting for us at the end. How would we ever know if we didn’t take the jump and see?
The truth is not everyone’s always going to “get” you or understand you. Not everyone’s going to agree with your choices or with your decisions. But as long as you are happy & content with you, who the fuck cares? Opinions are always going to exist no matter what the hell you do. So keep on doing you.
There is nothing more inspiring than watching someone own all that they are without an ounce of bother or care. Someone who has the strength & power and belief in themselves to be 100% them with no fucks given.
So to whoever you are, wherever you are, whether you have felt like this before or may one day, do not dim your light for anyone. You do not need anyone else’s approval nor acceptance, the only approval & acceptance you need is your own. And if you got that, your good.Be you, do you, for you and don’t ever stop.