Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Changing Personalities...

I saw this image on Tumblr earlier today and it got me thinking. I'm the kind of person who thinks quite a bit about how other people see me and worry about the impression I make. Since coming to uni, I've found that whilst I'm confident around my friends that I've known for years, I find it a lot harder to be that same person around new people. I definitely don't like to be the centre of attention and will happily fade into the background. It's not that I change who I am around new people, more that my full personality doesn't come out straight away. A lot of it is to do with me over-thinking how people see me and my innate shyness seems to have been exaggerated since leaving home. 

I've found that because I do this, I sometimes end up saying no and turning things down. Essentially I am a worrier. I worry about fitting in. I worry about joining in conversations and what people will think about what I say. I worry about how I'll get home after a night out. They're not overpowering, more nagging feelings that I think have held me back slightly at uni. Seeing this quote has just reaffirmed for me that I'm going to make the most of my last term at uni.

No matter what you do, how nice or likeable you are, there is always going to be someone who doesn't like you that much. And that's ok. Just because some people don't think you're the bees knees doesn't actually matter. That doesn't have to affect you and how you live your life. At the end of the day as long as you've got those people you know you can rely on, that's all you need :)

I'm going to try and stick by this mantra from now and just get on with life. I'm going to say yes to more things and not worry so much about what others think. As long as I'm happy, then that's the main thing :) 


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