I think I’ve learned a lot in my short 30 years. Part of me always wishes I could go back with the knowledge that I have now (like in 13 going on 30) and tell my teenaged self that everything will be just fine and not to worry so much – chill out, enjoy things and most importantly learn all that you can. I still tell myself these days to chill out and to stop worrying so much about life, and just take it all in. I’ve taken up yoga and meditation. I try to slow myself down and appreciate what is around me. I forget all this and resort back to my old thoughts sometimes. I’m far from perfect. Life is a learning process after all!
I did my first podcast the other day (Bexx plug here) and even though I did it over the phone I was more nervous than I’ve been in a long time, and was super glad that the podcast was not in person. (I probably would have sweat all over the equipment and short-circuited everything, thereby sabotaging my very first podcast of history heh) I’m not sure why I was so nervous – I can’t really explain it, but I was. I never really pictured or thought that I would ever be featured on a podcast or have a blog that anyone read (besides my family and closest friends.) For me most of the things that are happening lately are a bit surreal and makes me feel kind of funny.
In the midst of all these recent happenings in my life – whether it be work, volunteering or just overall every day life events, have made me realize that we all have something special to offer. I think it’s good to accept what you are good at and realize that you have something to offer the world, that other people don’t. No one is exactly like you, no one thinks exactly the way you do, or does things the way that you would. Based on all your previous life experiences, you walk through the world sometimes giving yourself less credit than you deserve. Maybe you think no one would listen or read if you wrote a blog, or maybe you’re afraid that people will judge you or already know the things you do. They don’t always. Sometimes people can share in what you write and connect with it through their experiences, but yours are still unique.
Use what you’re good at. Don’t be afraid to tell your stories and share your thoughts. I have always worried so much about what people think, and hesitated in a lot of ways in my life. Say what you want to say. You’re important.
Play on playas,