Be you, not them

Stay relentlessly optimistic and contagiously confident. Stop letting other people stop you from doing what makes you happy; you’re your own person. Do what you love, the only limitations you have are the ones you put on yourself. You have to stop worrying about other people. You’re in control of your own happiness. Once you realize that, the world changes. Be so comfortable in your own skin that you inspire others to do the same.

This week, I just want to share this quote with you guys because it’s something that’s been on my mind for the past couple days. I heard someone say these words in a video I watched on Facebook earlier this week and I feel like it’s the most important thing ever. I agree with everything about it even though I have great difficulty adhering to what it says.

Like I mentioned here, I’m the kind of person that always wonders what people are going to think of me if I do a particular thing but this quote makes me ask myself why. It makes me wonder why I care what anyone thinks of me. After all, It’s my life, not theirs and I feel like that’s all that should matter at the end of the day. I know living my life by the rules dictated by society is definitely no way to live and I also know that I need to venture out of my boundaries to do what makes me happy but it’s all easier said than done.

Some days, I’m so unhappy with myself and where I am in life. I always think about all the things I’d like to be and do. I would like to be so confident in myself that other people’s words won’t matter at all. I’d like to be more outgoing and make more friends. I’d like to not be paranoid/anxious all the time. I’d like to be able to share more of how I feel on my blog and just be myself without fearing what people might think of me. I would like to change some other things about my life but gathering the courage to actually do any of those things is really hard.

Even though I know I still have my fair share of work cut out for me, I’m really proud of myself. I’m proud of how far I’ve come. 2 years ago, you’d never catch me in a mall taking pictures for a blog post. You wouldn’t even see me in a mall, period. Haha I know it’s a bit extreme but honestly, the thought of being out in crowded public places was enough to make my skin crawl (it still is). I despised going to the mall with a passion. Now, I go there with way more ease and actually have fun there. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not my first, second or third choice for places I’d rather be but I can at least try to control my anxiety for the time I’m there.

I know I rambled a bit and that this post might not make any sense or isn’t what you were looking forward to this Wednesday but it’s just how I feel at the moment and since it’s my blog and I can do whatever I want on it (yikes, I’m so sassy), I’m just gonna post this as a way to get it off my chest and remind myself every single day that it’s crucial to be me, not them and I have the freedom to do whatever I want without giving a damn about what anyone else thinks.

Do you or have you ever felt the way I do? Let me know down below!Life with Precious

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