Today I went to a girl’s empowerment summit, the first of its kind in my city. I genuinely had no idea what to expect, and only bought the ticket last night at 9pm.
I had known about the event for a month, but I couldn’t actually bring myself to buy the ticket and go to the event. I asked a few people if they wanted to come with me, but none of them could, so I had to do something I would never have dreamed of doing—I had to go to the event alone!
When I got there I was a little anxious, but I honestly thought I would be more anxious than I was. I made eye contact with a girl who was sitting alone, and I was about to sit at another table alone, but something in my brain was like “screw it, go sit with the girl!”
I did just that and did the same thing at lunch. I got to meet so many amazing girls, and have genuine, intellectual and interesting conversations.
All this to say that when that little voice in the back of your head says screw it, then you screw it and just go for it. You won’t realize just how powerful overcoming the anxious or negative thoughts in your head can be, but trust me, pushing through your anxiety so worth it. I’m not saying it can be done overnight, this has been years in the making, and I am not 100% anxiety free by any means. But this is progress… baby steps!
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!