Let yourself shine, this is such a beautiful sentiment. So beautiful in fact, I have it tattooed on my forearm to remind me every day. So many of doubt ourselves, rate ourselves and think we overall aren’t good enough. I know that I do this all time, I have been writing for my entire life and just recently started to share my words with everyone. I would always hide myself and thoughts away thinking the things I had to offer weren’t good enough. I have been thinking lately, why do we do this to ourselves? The answer I have come to is that we are so afraid of being rejected; we want to fit in, and be accepted. Our fear of rejection runs so deep that for most of us it rules us. It decides who we date, what we do, what we wear and how we act. Why do we give fear so much power? Even I don’t know the answer to this question.
I know for myself the things I write are my purest, truest parts of me. Sharing them with all of you is really terrifying. I know that the things I write are not ordinary, they are deep and meaningful. I go through this world making choices solely on the way something makes me feel. I feel everything so deeply that is a blessing and curse. I have gotten to the point in my life where I knew it was time, time to break down my walls and share my thoughts. I want to help inspire all of you to find the beauty and the truth that’s inside of you. I want to show all of you that finding your true self and letting it shine is the best way, the only way we should live this life. There are still times where I doubt myself; I fall back into old ways of thinking. I quickly have to pull my mind out of that slump and go do something that makes me happy. I am still working on showing new people the real me and not being shy. I like to observe people so it is hard for me. I am also not the best at making friends when first meeting someone but I’m getting there. I just find the whole thing awkward and weird. It isn’t until I find common ground with someone that I can start to open up and get to know the real person.
Don’t hold yourself back, don’t hide. It’s the only way you can truly waste this life. Embrace all of your weirdness and uniqueness. That is what makes you so beautiful. Forget what people think or say, the life you live is only for you. As long as you’re happy with the choices you make then you’ve done all you need to do. Be proud of the things you love, of the things that makes the fire inside of you come alive. Be proud of the things you create, and who you are. Live life, don’t hold back. Show the world how fierce you are with all the love you radiate.