June 24, 2019
Remember that song??? Kind of makes me want to bust a move and shake my tail feather….not really, lol. I don’t mean dance necessarily, though you can if you are so inclined, I mean give it your all and be true to YOU.
Listen to your inner self and follow your heart, bring it to every conversation, every email, every “Good Morning” greeting, and smile like it’s 1999. (Ok, Ok, I am having too much fun, and even possibly showing my age.)
Once upon a time I was wayyyy too shy to let my personality be seen or heard. I had fun but I didn’t want to be on anyone’s radar. In high school, as dreaded as it was, I was happy enough to ride in the shadows of my friends, no ripples from me. But I still quietly and occasionally played the class clown looking to make anyone in hearing distance let out a giggle. Or better yet, I would maybe make some sarcastic/smart-ass remark while seated in the back of the classroom as if I had no filter or restraint, as long as I was safely distanced from the teacher in front of the room, and if it was good enough a friend would say it out loud for all to hear and get the whole class laughing while at least once getting called out by the teacher for going too far, I was happy to let them take the credit for my brain-child sarcasm. Perhaps I was an instigator, but shy for the win since it pretty much saved me from getting in trouble.
Now with a shy past, I sit here on my new laptop (it has been too long) reflecting at the progression of then and now. I am much more confident and a little more mature, still want to have fun and glad to say I am happy to let my sarcastic personality shine accordingly and I might be able to apply a filter on occasion.