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  • Writer's pictureSarah M.

Well, This Is Embarrassing

In all honesty, I'm trying to think about things that make me feel embarrassed - these days. I know I have been in my life time, dyslexia being a full-on driver for that circus bus or when alcohol was the conductor of the games. But thinking about what other people think about me now and the majority of my adult life - being embarrassed hasn't been an issue. I mean do I care what people think about me; yes and no, but in reality if I have mine, which I do, I'm good and don't care.

So, why do we let embarrassment get under our skin?

Well, embarrassment tends to bring along its buddies—shame, guilt, and fear. Maybe you're a bit on the shy side or struggle with social anxiety, making embarrassment a frequent visitor in your life. But here's the thing: what might be a showstopper for some is just a blip on the radar for others.

Now, let's address the aftermath of an embarrassing moment. Whatever you do, resist the urge to be your own harshest critic. Beating yourself up isn't productive. Instead, let's focus on acknowledging our feelings without downplaying our abilities.

Here's my take on it: we've been taught what we should be ashamed of, and honestly, it ticks me off. But guess what? Even if you did "mess up," so what? It's not the end of the world. Seriously.

Let's get real—embarrassing moments are like a universal language. You're not the only one who's tripped on the sidewalk or had a cringe-worthy encounter.

We all want to learn how to shake off the embarrassment of the past. It's part of the human experience.

The journey to self-love kicks off with embracing and accepting our past mistakes. We're all beautifully flawed, each carrying our own set of unique imperfections.

These quirks make us who we are, setting us apart and giving us our own distinct identities.

So, my lovely friends, here's my challenge to you: mind your business and embrace the liberating art of not giving a [beep] about what others think. Pretend you're a Jedi when sliding through automatic doors or wave enthusiastically at someone who wasn't even waving at you. Maybe you catch yourself checking your reflection in a window or belting out your favorite tunes during your private car concerts. Picture your life's narration as a Hollywood movie trailer—you're the star, so start acting like it, even if it's just on your couch in comfy home-y clothes.

In the grand scheme of things, it's not about chasing perfection. It's about being authentically and unapologetically you. So, my fellow main characters, let's rock this journey to self-love together!



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