I have always been a shy child. For whatever reason(s), all of my life I have had a lack of confidence. Looking back, my lack of confidence is somewhat puzzling. I have always been a goal driven person, a hard worker, participated in sports and extra-curricular activities-yet I still feared simple life tasks such as talking to new people.
For 2016, I made it my new year’s resolution to overcome my shyness and become confident.
Yesterday I had my end of semester conference with my dance teachers. One of my teachers looked at me and said, “You have made a lot of progress as both a dancer and a person. There was a time when I remember you could not look anyone in the eyes without acting timid or scared. But look at you now,”. That was the moment that I knew I had done it- I had conquered my new year’s resolution.
Honestly, I do not think that it was just one thing I specifically did caused me to overcome shyness, I think it was a combination of things. While driving to anywhere that I would have to interact with people, I would listen to ultra motivating songs such as Confident by Demi Lovato, Lose Yourself by Eminem, Believe by Britt Nicole, and one of my more recent favorites Team by Iggy Izalea and You Don’t Own Me By Grace. These past six months, I really poured my heart and soul into my creative interests: dance, make-up, and theater. On top of that, I think I was also just flat out tired of being taken advantage of and I wanted a change from my current situation.