A couple of weeks ago I got a request from someone very dear to me to please write more. So I’m going try and write to you guys at least once a week, because I found inspiration is all around. And I can write about whatever I want. So I hope you’ll enjoy my little stories, memories and opinions, because that’s mostly what I’ll be writing about.
This week I want to talk about confidence. What it means to me to feel confident and what exactly makes me feel confident. I think you all know by now that there are very few things I enjoy more than dancing. Come to think of it, I don’t think I enjoy anything more than dancing. I love to dance, whether it’s in class or at a party or in a club. Or even in the supermarket, for that matter. I remember I was with my parents in a Publix, many years ago, happily grand jeté-ing my way across an aisle. No music, just me, unable to contain myself.
And yesterday I realised, dancing is directly tied to my confidence. I rarely feel more confident than when I’m dancing. At least, when I know that I’m actually doing a good job. Nothing is more rewarding than hearing my ballet teacher say “well done”. Or seeing how much my grandparents enjoy watching me and mom dance together in the kitchen. It almost feels like flying.
However, my confidence can break down immediately when I can’t get something right when it comes to dance. It makes me feel defeated beyond words and I’m not above admitting that I’ve cried out of sheer frustration, just because I couldn’t do a certain step, or a certain style even. Not being able to do something in ballet class makes me feel incredibly self-conscious and it takes a lot to build the confidence back up. Thankfully, I always find a way to get it back. I love dancing entirely too much to let it knock me down for too long.
Also, can I just say that the right outfit can work miracles for your confidence? I have a few that I could seriously live in because they make me feel like I can take on the world, and nothing can bring me down while trying.
That’s another thing. Being in Fashion Chicks, I definitely gained more confidence, style-wise. I don’t shy away from bold colours like I used to, because they actually look quite nice on me, if I may say so myself.
If anything, I just want to say that you can gain confidence from anything and anywhere. And it’s wonderful to find the things that make you feel like you can do just about anything.
Talk to you later,