I use to be very carefree in elementary school, I was overly social, so out-there and so unlike freeee, there was not a lot of depth to me because I would intentionally try to hide my depth to fit in to the community I was in. My conversations were shallow and my text messages were random.
I remember I would get home and get on my laptop to type my thoughts on the most random thing. I felt like I needed to shield that part of myself to my friends then in order to sail together, and I think it lasted till about my first year in high school when I could not be less of myself any more.
Fortunately, I was surrounded by more mature and understanding friends who saw things in me before I myself saw it.
I would voice my opinion on things, I would state, however serious it might be, my review on books and movies I had read and seen and overall, I would just be myself, the Rubie not a lot of people knew or were used to.
This started my self confidence journey which I think is the best thing anyone can do for themselves, because there is little you can achieve when you are not completely yourself.
A couple of days ago, I was speaking to a friend who told me that she loved speaking to me because I reminded her that there were ‘sane and normal’ people in the world. She’s a very very free spirit, so you might understand why she’d say this but I pondered on this and I realised that there’s no such thing as a ‘normal person’. Were all our own persons, and the idea is to be the better version of yourself daily.
There’s no reason to hide any part of you, particularly to accommodate anyone or be referred to as normal.
Introduce us to the You were yet to meet!