Naysayers Be Gone!

In Opinion/Personal, Personal, Random on April 22, 2013 at 10:35 pm

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had someone staring over my shoulder.  Breathing down my neck.  Criticizing every decision I made and every action I performed.

“Don’t get that piercing.  It won’t look good and you’ll regret it.”  I got it anyways.  Around 6 years later, I’m still rocking a hoop in my nose and love it just as much today as I did the day I got it done.

“Why would you want to do that to your hair?  It looks fine the way it is.  Aren’t you getting too old for that kind of stuff?” NO! At 26 years old, I’ve had long hair, short hair, been a blonde, a brunette, and a ginger, and had pink, red, black, and purple chunks, streaks, and patterns.  And I’d do it again.  And I intend to.  And that’s the point of this post.

While I’ve always generally gone through with things I wanted to do despite what others have told me, I’ve always second guessed myself about everything.  It was always delayed because I started having doubts about my opinions or desires because of what someone else had told me.  I’ve come to the realization that there will always be a person in life that will present you with those criticisms and doubts, but it is your decision on whether you let that person affect you or not.  And I’m choosing not to anymore.  I already have a list of things I want to do or have done, a mini-bucket list for this summer, I guess.   Maybe its because I’m finally growing into the person I was supposed to be, maybe its because I have this sensational feeling that 2013 is going to be one of the best years of my life, but I feel that it’s time I just went for it, with faith in myself and my decisions, no looking back, and no second guessing.

My summer bucket list is essentially pointless to another person.  It’s not any grand plan to travel abroad or some potentially life changing journey.  Well, it wouldn’t be to another person reading it, but it is to me.  It’s simple things, like becoming a blonde again and adding in something funky like purple just because.  It’s getting the 2 tattoos I’ve wanted for years.  It’s being honest with myself and with those around me, because I know I will never grow further unless I force myself to do this.  It’s focusing on my writing and putting myself out there.  I will not let opinions of others make me doubt myself anymore.   Hell, if I’d listened to other people, I wouldn’t even have this blog.

“Writing?  Why would you want to do that?  It’s not like you could make money with it.  What’s the point?”  It’s refreshing, it’s relaxing, it’s therapeutic for starters.   And I’m quite proud of the guts I had to stir up to do it and the amount of followers and feedback that has  granted me.   THAT’S the point, Debbie Downer.  Deal with it!

  1. Love this and love the fact that you are brave enough to go out there and do it all. Carry on and keep telling us what you are doing, I love it x


    • Thank you so much! It’s a very scary thing to have so many changes thrown at you all at once, but I truly find strength and motivation from all the positive feedback and encouragement that I’ve gotten through this site. It’s appreciated more than you will ever know!


  2. Thanks for the trackback, I love your post! Keep on being YOU! Looking forward to what comes next.


  3. Sometimes we just have to do things for ourselves and forget the rest. Its always good to see others in that same spot. Good for you!


  4. Rock on! Thanks for the mention! I think it’s awesome that you’re doing what you want to do! After all, who cares what people think? Keep on being you, cause only you know how! 🙂



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