You Are Awesome

Everyone goes through times when they feel their confidence crumble. I am definitely no stranger to this. Though my personality be loud and boisterous, my inner monologue is on a constant repeat of anxiety and worry. "Was it ok that I said that?" "Do these people think I'm weird?" "How will the world go on if they think I'm weird?!" Ok, that last one was a bit dramatic. More often than not when my confidence is shaken, I slip into a silence. I become more of a fly on the wall of the overall conversation. I've always told people I'm great at being talked to, but less than awesome at starting conversations.

If you're anything like me, you know these thoughts and feelings all too well. But I'm here to tell you, you are awesome. Confidence is a slippery little minx. You think you've got it, nothing can shake you. Then suddenly you have toilet paper on your shoe and ONE WHOLE PERSON NOTICED! THE HORROR! Truth is, that shit happens to everyone and if someone is going to make fun of you for it, the problem is more with them than anything. That just makes them an ass.

You can't let it shake you. You are a bad ass and a strong person! When someone asks you a question, you answer that shit confidently! Even if you don't know the answer, fake it til you make it! There is power in delivery. So, the next time you are feeling overwhelmed and that your confidence is just a tiny dot in the back of your mind, remember, you are awesome! Don't let anyone tell you differently.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
— Eleanor Roosevelt