For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been timid. When I was in school, from grade school to college, I was shy, awkward, and always felt like I was never good enough. There was always this feeling of needing to please everyone, yearning for acceptance, the need to make people proud, and do what was expected of me. The confidence that I lacked shaped my entire life. But last year, after 20 years of my own self-inflicted torture I finally found my courage. I realized that gaining confidence in myself gave me all those things that I thought I needed first – acceptance, pride, and expectations. That courage, that awesome feeling of empowerment helped me to realize so many things in my personal and professional life.
I found my courage to embrace who I am…flaws and strong points.
I found the courage to be proud of what I’ve accomplished so far in life…and know that my experience is invaluable.
I found my courage to put myself first…so I can give more to others.
I found my courage to be confident in myself…because God made me in his image for a reason.