There’s a type of person that I aspire to be. One who is secure and carefree. One who doesn’t care what the world says and thinks, she’s confident in her skin, ways, and abilities.
She finds strength in silence and does things because she wants to without the need to tell others.
There are individuals in this world who some call a “mystery.” They are the ones that may be more on the quieter or introverted side. Ones that don’t share much about their lives, thoughts, and feelings.
I used to be one of these “mystery people,” I had terrible social anxiety and just anxiety in general. I hardly spoke to anyone. Fast-forward to today and I am a lot more extroverted and share a lot more. There is one thing that I miss.
I recall being a lot more centered and calmer prior to becoming extroverted. I did always wonder what I was missing out on, but some parts of me miss the old me that I kept in a bubble.
I have a friend that doesn’t care what others think. She does what she pleases, respects other people, and doesn’t think too deeply about life, she just lives! I admire this so much and to me, she shows much strength.
Many people, including myself, share a good amount about their lives. I also appreciate the beauty in this type of person because they can be open, vulnerable, and be themselves.
Sometimes I almost feel a sort of anxiety or obsession with sharing what is going on in my life and wanting to know what is happening with others. It is nearly impossible and probably not even necessary to do so. The realities of living with OCD I suppose!
There is beauty in mystery and silence. There is also a great strength. There is beauty in vulnerability and being able to share and connect with other human beings. There is peace in striving for a balance of the two.
While I still admire the souls that just don’t care and they live their life to the fullest without a care, I also admire those who are just themselves and are living authentically. Every one of us could be a lot happier if we stayed true to who we are.
The world goes round because of the different souls that walk this Earth. No two people are the same and this is what makes life beautiful!