When I was little, I was labeled as “Shy”/“Introvert”. Since then, I started to feel a bit insecure about myself…wondering., maybe being that way is wrong.
With that low self esteem inside of me, I carried on for years and today when I look at myself, I guess I am very much the same little kid who used to avoid loud chit chats in a room full of strange adults. Especially during family dinners and gatherings, I was the happiest when I sneaked out to my granny’s backyard to savour the sweet birdsongs, chasing the delicate yet pretty & colorful butterflies who I thought were much friendlier and tons of wildflowers whispering to me “it’s okay to be the way you are”. 🦋 This is how and where I spent most of my time wondering… 👧🏻 💭 🌿
Instead of playing “pleasing people” , I preferred getting lost into the world of books and fairytales & felt even better with some pitter patter on old tin roof tops. 🌧
One of the most comforting things for me was to watch my grandma feed her chickens while they joyfully came running after her. 👵🏼 🐓 🐥 Such little moments meant the world to me then, and even now… I wouldn’t trade something like that for anything-else in this world.
As I grew older, I came to realize that being yourself is absolutely alright no matter what people say about you and I’ve also learned that “Self-acceptance” is the most essential key to enrich your life. It’s like adding a healing potion of positivity into your mind and soul.
At this moment in time, I can proudly say that never have I felt so comfortable and sheltered with the way I am today. I believe everyone is blessed with their own unique abilities to express themselves and that is why being “different” is so beautiful. 🌈
Today, I am the kind of person who does not mind being around people, but once I’m back into my own nook, I truly appreciate the me time to the utmost because that’s the time when I’m at my best, a lil’ bit funny and a lil’ creative, so full of love and some curiosity and sometimes….the most vulnerable too! 🍂
Lastly, I’d like you to know that it’s okay to take time to discover yourself and not let any hindrances spoil your journey & once you get there, make sure you embrace every part of it, both perfect and imperfect, because that is when you’ll enjoy being you… “The special YOU”. 🤍