Stepping Out of the Shadows

I have lived a life in the shadows of others.  Time to shine.

I was the best wallflower with the most amazing ability to blend into any background.  Never wanting to draw attention to myself, I was uncomfortable at parties, especially if alcohol was present.  I always wanted to be the girl who was extremely confident, fun, and who others gravitated towards.  This was not to be.  I grew up too fast and this maturity at such a young age stunted my “party” persona.  I still feel awkward in a party setting or a large crowd, but I am changing.  Enter Me 2.0.

I have before me an opportunity to take control of my destiny and be successful.  The window to this opportunity will not stay open long and I must firmly grasp this chance by being more assertive, more willing to be a “no” person, as well as be more forward thinking.  I know I am capable of doing all three, and have the confidence to accomplish much in my career.  However, the constant need to make everyone happy rears its ugly head again.  I often feel the devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other.

As I break away from the old me and walk at a steady pace, I continuously look back at the old me in the shadows.  While the old me will always have her place in my soul, the new me is becoming quite remarkable.  I face forward and move more quickly toward my future  My change is my destiny.  I will become a new me.

“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
―William Jennings Bryan

“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.”
―Rick Warren

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