Being yourself is embarrassing… at firstApril 25, 2015
Being honest and going “all in” is scary. You’re opening your true (and often vulnerable) self up to all sorts of reactions. But it’s a great way to flesh yourself out as a person and make a real connection. In order to speak well, do spoken word poetry well, or even get to know yourself, you’ve got to be present and know it will be awkward and unrefined at first, but that’s okay. If you want to get good at anything, you’ve got to do it a lot. Sometimes people ask me how I am confident, and I’m definitely a work in progress but I’d say this is my answer.
One time I asked my brother how he is such an incredible writer, and he said, “You’re going to suck for a LONG time”. It’s embarrassing to put a pen to paper and not know how to articulate your emotions at first, but you’ve got to take yourself seriously, try and keep trying.
P.S. I was actually trying so hard to sing in the video hahaha. Terry and I were crying during this edit. I’ve been singing for a month. It’s one of the most freeing things I’ve been privileged to suck at. Everyone should try karaoke at least once.
Love & Light,