Blogging for Confidence - A Year Later...
I took myself out on a date. The words "date" and "alone" are incredibly intimidating to a single girl. I'm glad I decided to take the leap and give it a try.
I think it is interesting that all of the challenges I gave myself were focused on doing something either for myself or by myself. Through each yarn bomb and colorful sweater I've learned how to simply be me. I don't think I even realized it, but I had no idea who I was until I started confronting my fears head on. Each of these challenges continue to push me as I confront insecurities on a daily basis. Now that I've graduated from college and I'm in a sort-of "limbo" situation, I definitely feel like I could easily slip back into my old ways of retreating within myself and fearing the new things that lie ahead.
This summer has been wonderful and filled with so many amazing memories! However, it hasn't been easy on my confidence, emotions, and feelings of security. Now that I am leaving one path of my life and making my way down another, I need to remember that I can still be me even though it feels like my world flipped upside down overnight.
This year of Blogging for Confidence showed me an inner strength I never knew I possessed. I pushed it aside out of fear of rejection. I always told myself, "If you never put yourself out there, then what is there to lose?". Um...a lot. I'm getting ready for a trip next week where I will be traveling by myself for the very first time. It is extremely nerve wracking...but mostly exciting. Who knew a year of somewhat meaningless challenges would get me to this point? I had no idea.
As I move forward into this next year of Blogging for Confidence I might need to put on a little red lipstick, throw on my horse sweater, and go yarn bomb a lamp post every now and then in order to remember that strength.
So be it. ;)