How Blogging Changed The Way I See Myself And Others

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“Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.” ― Virginia Woolf

Being a teenager can be difficult at times, that’s a fact everyone will agree if they’ve ever been there. Even though it doesn’t define who you are as an adult, it certainly shapes you and the way you see the world. Since being very young, I was always taught to not be afraid of being myself and defending my beliefs. Truth be told, I was never an easy influenced child or teenager and I knew how to distance myself from situations when I didn’t feel comfortable. 

All that becomes a challenge when you’re 16 and all you really want in life is to fit in. I was 16 when I started my blog and I kept it a secret until I left high-school because I was so scared of what people would say about me and the weirdness of me be having a blog. What was even that a while ago?

Don’t mind what they think
Caring less about what others think of you is a part of growing up I believe but it’s definitely easier said than done I believe as well. After leaving high-school I felt lighter, I didn’t care as much about what others would say or think of me. There had been a change in my mindset due to blogging. I loved it too much to stop doing regardless of what others would think of me and I grew prouder and prouder of what I was doing.

Trust myself and be more confident
The minute I stopped caring about what others would say, I became more confident about myself and more comfortable on my own skin. I wasn’t so afraid of being myself and showing others that we’re all different, we don’t need to have the same opinions, dress the same clothes or eat the same food. Blogging showed me everyone was valuable no matter how different that person might be from you.


You do you, I’ll do me
I don’t care what they think of me and I don’t care what they do. This is something I truly believe that brings peace into my life. I might not like it neither agree with it but it’s not my role to judge them or what they’re doing. Do they want to dress differently from “normal” (ugh)? Let them. Do they want to eat crappy food every day? Go ahead. I believe we don’t have the right to interfere with others’ lives unless they ask us to. If they ask for my advice, I’ll say “Don’t eat that crap everyday” but it’s not my choice.

Taking risks
Blogging has taught me to take risks and grab every opportunity as if it was the last – not in a bad way. Lately everybody has been stating that saying “No” is way cooler than saying “Yes” but it was saying “Yes” to some opportunities I had in life that brought me to where I am today and I couldn’t be more grateful for that. I’ve learned that if you don’t take the chance, you’ll never know what good things would’ve come from it. Okay, you can avoid some frustration or even failure, but what about glory and success?

I thought about the blogger community and how blogging made me grow and changed my perspective on things after reading Amie's blog post on "How Blogging Gave Me The Confidence To Embrace Myself" and I highly recommend it!

Has the blogger community changed the way you see yourself or others? If so in what way?

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