“Shake It Off”

If you ask a lot of people who know me, I am sure they would tell you that I am more of a reserved person. That being said, I wonder if I am comfortable enough with who I am to be able to do things outside my normal or comfort zone.

One thing about myself, and I know I’m not alone, is that I often care too much about what other people think of me. Society loves putting labels on everyone. The “quiet” and/ or shy ones, being too loud, the young and naive, and many more.

It’s a constant struggle, but I want to drop the things that are holding me back: the labels and the lies. And I want to move on. Sometimes all the thoughts cloud my vision.

But not anymore… Now I want to “shake it off” and turn a new page. I want to act and make choices because that’s who I am. If people question me, maybe that’s not entirely a bad thing. At the end of the day I am the one who has to live with myself, not anyone else. And I want to look in the mirror at the end of each day and be satisfied and pleased with the woman I am and who I am becoming.

-A

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“Don’t ever criticize yourself. Don’t go around all day long thinking, ‘I’m unattractive, I’m slow, I’m not as smart as my brother.’ God wasn’t having a bad day when he made you… If you don’t love yourself in the right way, you can’t love your neighbour. You can’t be as good as you are supposed to be.” ~Joel Osteen

“What really matters is how God sees me. He isn’t concerned with labels; he is concerned about the state of man’s soul.” ~Billy Graham

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