“Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.”- Truman Capote
I’ve held onto this quote for a very long time believing in the power of it.
I am an incredibly shy person. I always have been. From the toddler years when I would hide behind my mother’s legs to the teen years when I would pray that we would get to work on projects alone. I was terrified of being in large groups of people, constantly wondering what others would think of me, trying so hard to just blend in to the world around me. I didn’t want to be singled out and I most definitely did not want to be noticed.
I’ve come a long way since being that person and I really do owe a huge portion of that to my husband.
The day I met my husband I had this overwhelming voice in my head telling me, “You will know this person for the rest of your life, let them in.” I’ll never forget the voice. I’ll never forget the feeling when suddenly I wanted to lay all my cards out on the table and pray he wouldn’t walk away.
He knows me.
I mean he KNOWS ME. Better than any human being ever has and better than I’ve honestly allowed another person to know me. In starting this site and wanting to really build it into something he believed in me. I told him business plans I have and dreams I’d like to achieve, dreams FAR bigger than me, you know those foolish Pipe Dreams? He told me any dream of mine would never be a pipe dream. If I want it, I can have it. He thinks I can do anything. I’ve never known that.
The power of someone believing in you is pure magic.
You have no idea how badly you actually need to hear you’re not nuts for wanting what you want out of this life. It’s not foolish to think you could really make something of yourself. Suddenly, I WANTED to be seen. I didn’t want to be that shy, hidden person anymore.
I found the absolute best parts of myself in being loved by my husband.
I thank God everyday he walked into my life. I am so incredibly excited for my future and a husband just as eager and proud of my success. I have learned so much about myself in starting my site/Instagram. I am smarter, stronger, and far more passionate than I have ever given myself credit for.
They say to try to see yourself through another’s eyes. Perhaps, think of the person you love most in this world and imagine how they see you? I bet your heart felt warmer. I bet you felt pretty damn good about yourself. Now, hold onto that feeling. Don’t you dare let that feeling go.
If you want something out of this life. GO and GET IT.