I’ve a particular affinity to this quote. For some weird and unknown to me reason, I have this irrational fear.
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To not be noticed, to be invisible, isolated and ignored are real fears for me. The flip side of this is that I want to be remembered for making an impact, and a difference to the world and people’s lives. I was having a discussion with someone recently and we were talking about being dorky children. The weird kids at school and the oddly awkward teenager.
She said: “When did you become awesome?!“
This really took me by surprise. And then I tried to think when in my mind I’d transformed from an ugly duckling and a couldn’t pin point any moment. All I think the difference is, is Self Confidence. I want everyone to have that “I’m awesome!!” feeling and moment in life. I thought I’d write a bit about it because I want share the power of self confidence. I still feel like an ugly dorky uncoordinated kid all the time but I believe I have the confidence to pull it off.
― Coco Chanel, Believing in Ourselves: The Wisdom of Women
― Bette Davis
Don’t ever be scared to make a statement, to take a fashion risk wear something in super bright colours, or super dark sultry. Life is your adventure don’t let anyone or anything hold you back.