Don’t let the fear of missing out turn you into something, that your not or wannabe. Be yourself. College is a very exciting moment, you meet new people make new friends and let’s be honest, at some point, everyone likes and wants to feel accepted. this can be a good thing but at times it can get carried away. Here are a few ways that You can stay true to yourself :
Notice the people you surround yourself with. I personally hate when people say ” You are what your friends are ” I absolutely am not. But if someone you hang with portrays an image that people mistook you for, its time to distance yourself. And I don’t mean that in a bad way. Everyone has their own individuality to them and they should be identified as such. And sometimes hanging with the wrong crowd, peoples perception of you can be totally different than who you really are. So basically, try not to lose yourself in the process.
Now, this is a big one for me. In one of my other articles, I shared that I am a very reserved person. I am an observer. I sit back, relax, sip some tea …. and a lot of the times I prefer to be by myself. I’ve gotten better with that but at times I don’t really feel the need to have a crowd surrounded around me, feel me? I guess you can call me a wallflower. But ONE thing that my friends know is that if I do not want to do something, babyyyyy I am not going to do it. Do not let anyone force you into doing something you don’t wanna do. Chances are if you do it its gonna turn out good or bad depending on what it is. Which leads me to another point. If I say “I’m ready to go, I think we should leave” and you wanna stay there, Babbyyyyyyy please believe that I’m out. Peace !! that sounds kinda harsh. but it’s not. whenever you go somewhere and have that gut feeling that you should leave, never ignore it. Your feeling that way for a reason. No matter if you’re going to a party on campus, at someone’s house, a club, or just anywhere, listen to your instinct.
Lastly, Know your worth. NEVERRRR!!! settle for anything less than you deserve, whether it be, relationships, jobs, etc … Know your worth and stand firm by it. If you know your all that and a bag of chips with some hot wings on the side, then don’t let anyone treat you like your baked chicken! Period.
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