I love being around people, talking, and speaking in front of others, as well as connecting with people. However, this sometimes can lead to my own self-conscious thoughts and worries, and doubts that I am not looking or acting the “part”, or doing what I “should be”.
I know that this is not something that solely teenaged girls struggle with. It always seems to be stereotypically seen that way, but everyone struggles with self-confidence and their image, regardless of age or gender. It comforts me in knowing that I am not alone in not always feeling the most confident in myself.
As I continue to figure out who I am and my perception of myself, it can be hard to try and grasp what other people are thinking about me as well. When that can be negative, it is difficult to deal with, and often leads to me sometimes thinking I should change a certain aspect of my personality or identity, or in a more physical sense, my clothing or the way I look.
For anyone who is struggling with these issues (which I know I’m not alone in), the thing to keep in mind is that the people who truly care about you love your personality and identity, regardless of outside opinion. I always try to keep this in mind with my family or closest friends. They already know me and see me, and they are still there with nothing negative to say. I stay confident in that truth, knowing I am surrounded by people that love my identity for the way it is.
I know that these thoughts and doubts that I occasionally have will not hinder my love of anything that I do, and the confidence we all have!
See you later :),