As you have probably noticed already, I am a very communicative person. I have no trouble sharing my thoughts on almost anything, and I actually like to do so. Building dialogues is something I always loved to do because I truly believe it’s the best way to bond with people you share your days with.
This idea of mine comes especially stronger when you achieve a milestone in life. Although I have been writing on this website for a while now, almost a month, it was only today when I found the braveness I needed to share this with my friends and family on my Instagram account. Why I didn’t do this earlier? Maybe because I was afraid of their opinion? Maybe. Maybe because I was terrified some of my most playful friends would come out too strongly on the jokes about it? (huge) Yep. Maybe because I didn’t think I was good enough to make it? Well… Definitely.
If you are anything like me, you rely a lot on the opinion of your loved ones. You try to be strong and independent because you do believe in what you are doing, but some people are so important to you that whatever they have to say can shake us so much that we feel some sort of weakness numbing our projects out. The key to leaving that, because it’s not serving you anymore, is to trust in yourself. Trust in what makes you feel good, what makes you proud, what makes you smile before falling asleep every night. This should be enough, and it’s not easy to get there. I’m still trying.
And when this goes out of control, even I, this communicative person I am, the one who cannot stop talking enthusiastically about her projects, her plans, her dreams, and wishes, get silenced. Not because someone shut me up, but because I am embracing a passion and making it real. I am not here to state that this should be hard enough (because it’s really not when you enjoying doing something). This post you are reading is most directed towards me than for anyone else out there (feel free to use it if it reverberates to you, though).
I hope you love this content as much as I do, but it’s okay if you don’t. I hope you find something that makes you feel the way I do about a project of yours, but it’s okay if you still need some more time to figure it out. But what I hope the most is that you won’t silence your deepest wishes over fear of other people. The only one who is going to live with the consequences of your choices for the rest of your life is yourself, so chose your path wisely. What do you want to leave for the world to see?
With all that, I have to say how grateful I’m for sharing this with my friends and family. I received a lot of responses on this project, many feedbacks that made me happy. However, what overflooded my heart with joy is what people told me, in a supportive reaction to all of this. All of your words, all of your vibrations, all of your kindness with me is the fuel for me to keep going forward, keep writing, and keep building a dream I always had. For that, and many other little big things you have always given me, I will be forever grateful.