How I Developed My Self-Confidence
When I was younger I had low self-confidence. I hated school. People were unkind and by the time I reached Year 12 I was ready to leave (however I had one more year to go).
As soon as I finished Year 13, I left and never looked back again. Sure, I kept in contact with friends, but I don’t think I’ll ever go to any reunions. I was so excited to start Uni, and I made a goal that I’d be confident and sure of myself.
At the end of Uni I was more confident, personality-wise.
However, I still didn’t have much self-confidence in the way I looked (fashion-wise). There were so many ideas buzzing around my head: what I wanted to wear, but was too afraid to wear! It probably took me until 2013 to start wearing what I wanted, when I started mixing things up and really looking at clothes and how they could possibly work together. That is when I started my blog.
Fashion is really my way of expressing myself now and I am so impressed with the journey I’ve taken over the last few years.
I think the most important thing to do is to think of what you like the most about yourself. A lot of people know what they don’t like, but make a list of all the things you love about you. For example, it could be as simple as your laugh, your hair, your ability to make other people laugh. It’s definitely easy to get dragged down. That is why when I feel like I’m not good enough I mentally list the things I like about myself.
Don’t be afraid to step out of the box. If you want to travel solo, do so! Don’t listen to those who come up with the worst possible scenario. If you want to take blog photos in public, you totally should. This is something I’m still working on. I hate it when people look at me with judgy eyes. But then I realise: I probably won’t see those people ever again!
Self-confidence is so important in this day and age (well, it really has been all the time), but with things like social media, I believe people are always comparing themselves to others.
This post reminds me of this song:
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Trousers: Kery Zone, Yangon – Similar here.
Shoes: Adidas – Special Edition – No longer available.
Have a read of some of my other confidence posts: