Growing up, I never felt as confident as I do now.
I always compared myself to other girls when I was in middle school, wondering how they managed to get the attention of boys. How did they do it?
You see, I was a girl that wanted to “fit in” in school. I did extracurricular activities just so people would notice me. One day, I remember being in 7th grade, my teacher gave me a solo for a school event. No one knew I could sing and it came as a shock for me to have my classmates notice me. I was the shy girl, who was able to break free and feel confident. I’m so blessed that my teacher found the voice in me, that needed to be set free. Because of this, it led to me having a solo in my school’s spring concert because my music teacher found out about my voice.
When I was a senior high school, my confidence was growing more once I joined a dance team. It allowed me to meet new people, and do something that I always dreamed of. Soon after, I even did a little bit of import modeling with friends. Which led to me feeling confident in myself and my own appearance.
Present day me: I feel more confident than ever before. Why? Because I stopped caring about how people perceived me. I just kept doing me. Honestly, I think being able to walk with confidence while fulfilling my passions allows me to attract the right people. Most especially, when it comes to relationships. If I never did import modeling, I wouldn’t have fallen in love with being in front of a camera and modeling for photoshoots. But, I do have my days where I feel “ugly” cause I broke out or because I’m not wearing makeup. It’s normal. I know that I’m beautiful with or without makeup. It’s all about self love and learning about yourself on a day to day basis. It’s amazing feeling. I walk with confidence, knowing that I’m doing something that I love. I should not feel anxious or worried because God will always lead me in the right direction.
Moral of the story
In order for you to find your own confidence, you need to take chances. It will come as trial and error, until you find the right path. Start with doing things that you are passionate about, and allow it to take you where you need to go. You’ll start to discover things about yourself, that you never thought could happen. Just trust in God and the process and let everything flow.