My mind flooded with thoughts such as “What if they don’t like it?” and “What will they think?”
Every single day, I let my fear of what others think dictate my choices
To the point where I stopped making my own decisions altogether
And I laugh now remembering the nights I would cry because “friends” put me down
My mind now asks one question only, “Does this bring me joy?”
One day during my senior year of high school I came to a simple realization:
Really soon, it will all be over. I won't bring this vulnerable mindset with me into adulthood. The
Promise to myself that I will protect my heart, thoughts, and feelings is when I realized I was maturing
Honestly, nobody ever stood out following by the thoughts and opinions of another.
Originality, like that of a butterfly’s wings, will take me to new heights and places in life
Soley with my past and future experiences in mind, my views have gone through metamorphosis
Insecurity kept me in a cocoon; consumed by doubt, fears, and a negative mentality
So, I am flying into the next 4yrs of my journey with confidence, love, and self-assurance.