Living each day much muchier

This is who I am

I was once afraid of people saying, Who does she think she is?
Now I have the courage to stand and say, This is who I am.

Oprah Winfrey


I’m not sure whether people really do snipe like that but certainly, we hear this question in our heads. Anyone with half a shred of self esteem at some point feels like they ought to think less of themselves, especially women. You may think that those visions strutting by with their long strides, their hair flicks and smiles are full of courage and confidence but that’s not necessarily the case. The confidence of beautiful women is often a brittle, osteoporatic thing that needs a lot of compliments and broken hearts to maintain.

So forget about them. Have the courage to be who you want to be. Just be aware that it’ll be uncomfortable at first. That’s the trouble with stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new. You imagine that everyone else thinks you’re a tosser. For a time, you feel painfully self conscious that every move you make is criticised by others. Honestly though, people don’t pay half as much attention to you as you imagine they do. In any given moment they’re more likely to be thinking about themselves, their own troubles and wondering what you think of them!

Is it the same for guys, I wonder?

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This entry was posted on November 6, 2009 by in Living fully.
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