This is the journey to me…
You may all be looking at this title of this blog and wondering what I am going on about. Well what I really mean is finding yourself, who you are, what you believe in, what you like and if you feel comfortable with it.
I’m 23 years old and I truly still believe that I can’t answer these questions. I always find myself looking at other people who do appear like they truly know who they are. And do have the confidence to just be themselves.
I do often sit here and think how I am perceived by others. I have been told by people that I am confident, I suppose in certain situations regarding my work I am because I put a lot of time in to what I believe in, but most of the time I don’t think I am. Sometimes in life it is hard to be confident when people always want to put you down all the time but I always told that you need to get back up and dust yourself off. These knock backs make us stronger and who we are.
For an example take this blog, I have spent a lot of time thinking about what I should do and if I should even bother to do one. But writing articles/blogs is very important to me something I really enjoy doing. At first I was worried/scared about doing it in case no one read my articles. I’m always scared of what people may think of me. I know this sounds silly, but it is all very real to me.
Since starting this blog back last year I do feel like I have grown as a person and have became a little more confident. I know there is a saying that goes a bit like this: Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. I was told this saying by someone very special and it has stayed with me and will stay with me for the rest of my life.
These are a couple of quotes that I think are amazing and ones that I always remind myself of.
I do believe my journey to self discovery will be a lifelong mission, as life does change people and we all grow as people. I believe no one stays the same. Life is very short and you need to make the most of it.
I do know there is a lot I don’t know about myself and I always enjoy testing my limits and try new things. I love exploring new theories. At the moment I know I will settle for the things I do know and I will always take comfort in the fact that people who are close to me love me for who I am.
What I would really like now is to invite people to share their thoughts and stories relating to this. Are you a confident person? If so, how did you get confident? What did you do to reach that part in your life? It could be that your confident in one thing but not another? If your insecure, why are you insecure? What things are you doing to overcome it?
I would love to hear your stories, so please get in touch you can comment below, message me, email me if you prefer or you can post anonymously. You don’t need to have a blog to do this. Is is open to everyone who wants to share their stories. I’d love to hear from you!
Annika Louise. xxx