self image can hold you back
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|Thu, 12-03-2009 - 6:29pm|
Lately I've been thinking about how much my self image has effected my life and it upsets me. There are so many things that I missed out on because I felt I was too ugly, fat or stupid to do.
Here's an example even though it's silly. Growing up I was always interested in gymnastics and tumbling. I wanted to be on my middle school and high school cheering team because they did competition style cheering. I always went to the initial tryouts. I was told that I was good enough to be on the team I just needed to do a single cheer in front of the whole team and coach. That was the process for every girl during tryout. I was convinced that I was too fat and everyone would make fun of me that I never did it. Every year I would go to the tryouts but never complete it.
Now I'm 28 yo and I really regret it. That's just one of the many examples my self image and self esteem held me back. The more I think about it the more upset I get.