Living in the shadows

By Fatima K - July 12, 2013

I hate writing bios, you know - when it says 'use this space to write about yourself'. I get panicky and my mind goes blank. What am I supposed to say? It's worse when someone asks me, because if I'm writing I get time to think, but speaking - it goes a bit like this:

"Erm, I....I..." All I can think is that whatever I have to say will not be interesting enough anyway! 

The worst thing is when you finally think of something, the time has gone, the conversation has changed and it's too late. So what do you do? Nothing, because honestly what can you do? Just go along and wait for that question to come again? I've seen others do this too, I used to think it was only me who had trouble talking about myself, - made me feel better that I wasn't alone!

My hands go all clammy and the minute that person leaves, ideas pop into my head! I have so much to say - once they've gone! It does affect life, because when you go to interviews, have to write a personal statement or a cover letter, make a speech or give a presentation, it's hard to make them stand out if we can't put a bit of ourselves in them, if you can't really describe yourself and your good points. Which is why we are the only ones that can really sell ourselves. We have to believe in ourselves, and realise that we aren't as boring as we think! 

Recently, my friends made me realise that we have to be comfortable with ourselves because living in our own shadows isn't really much fun! If that means wearing a different colour, trying some new food, or like me, telling someone I have a blog! It's time to be individuals and take pride in ourselves! :)
Healthy tip: stop living in your own shadow :) 
Have you ever felt the same way or done something to make yourself known? Do you have a blog? Comment below to let me know! 

Keep reading, F x
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