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Staying True to Yourself – WELLBEING

We live in a world where we can view many different forms of media. It can have a huge influence on us, sometimes without us even realising.

Each person has a range of different things that they are passionate about. One person may love art, reading, and also rock climbing. Another person may love cosplay, finance, and accounting.

Everyone is unique, and can have different interest to one another. But how many people really express what they are truly passionate about, without fearing judgement from others?

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Many people tend to – on social media post pictures that are popular, ones that will get them a lot of ‘likes’, but may not necessarily reflect who they are as a person. For instance a girl who has two social media accounts. The first one has many followers and is about cosplay, anime, wigs, and pastel like things.

The second account has few followers, and is where she does not wear wigs or dress up, but only posts pictures of her regular daily life: pictures of green tea, books, and plain outfits. Both accounts look like two completely different people.

She may have two different accounts as she is scared of friends and family finding out what she really loves in life. But why can’t she just be true to herself, and not care what others think, and have only one account that will show her true self.

Then there are people – who will fake an interest. For example a girl who may be into makeup, pretending that she wears makeup everyday, and that it is her life. When she is a creative person, but is actually very passionate about painting and singing, not makeup.

She just thought that putting on a makeup act would get her more followers. People faking an interest really does happen a lot. It is so sad because it is eating away at their true self, and making them feel bad, as they do not truly enjoy posting the pictures that they are sharing.

It is like when you see some people who post videos, in the first few videos they seem passionate about their topic, and then the days go on, and it seems like they are lacking interest in what they are talking about. It is better to just be yourself, and grow a following that is also passionate about what you truly love to share.

Just be true to yourself – with whatever you share. Ensure that you are into it 100 percent, and do not feel discouraged or feel like you need to take on a persona to fit in. Honestly it is better to stand out and be the unique YOU!

Going with what is popular will only get you so far, until you feel burnt out, and lost with who you are. It is much more fun to have a small following who share the same interest, that you can interact with fully, than a large following that does not inspire you as it is not what you are passionate about.

On a further note – I would like to add if you are passionate about things that are complete opposites, let’s say – such as sailing and makeup, do not be afraid to equally share both passions on your social media, on the one account. There is always a way to incorporate all the things you love. You may want to share a picture of some makeup that you love to wear when sailing, or since sailing has plenty of beautiful scenery you could make vlogs, or take lovely photo’s.

I have a huge passion for anime, manga, makeup, drawing, painting, writing, positivity and sewing. I can relate them to each other easily. Such as with cosplay – I will dress up as an anime character, creating a makeup look, and sew my costume. I draw manga, makeup themes, and also paint. I love to share each one of my passions, and believe doing so allows other like-minded people to become friends with me. It is great, and I feel at my best just being myself.

Thank you, I truly appreciate you reading this post. Let me know in the comments how you stay true to yourself. Keep doing you!

 

Capili Jiron x x

21 thoughts on “Staying True to Yourself – WELLBEING

  1. This is such a great post. Some people get so worked up about social media, making it a competition of who can post “artsy-er” pictures and so on..like come on people just be yourself!!! You are amazing just the way you are! 🙂

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    1. Thank you dear 🙂 🙂 Yes, I agree ❤ ❤ There is enough room in the world for everyone to be their unique, wonderful selves. Thats right, people are amazing just the way they are. I wish they wouldn't get so caught up, and lost because of following whats popular or what will get them the most attention. We are happiest when we are our true self x x

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      1. Sigh… people unfortunately have different mental states. Some are overly conscious on how people perceive them and some do not care what others think of them which leads them to be themselves. Oh well. I hope people who read your post gets inspired to be themselves, it is a nice post 🙂

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      2. Thats very true ❤ ❤ Everyone really thinks in a different way, and sees the world differently 🙂 🙂 Aww thank you, same with your posts. I love to inspire people to be their best version of themself, and be happy x x

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  2. I think staying true to yourself is not an easy thing to do. I was moulded to be my parents perfect child. I’ve had to lie to myself for years that I was okay with becoming a Bio engineer, that I would be okay to accomplish what they wanted for me. Because I repressed my true self so much, I now find it difficult to know what I truly want, who I truly am. Doing something that is only good for me is something entirely new… that’s also the reason why I started this blog… To write about what I love, to write about my passions. And I happen to have a lot of passions haha. I just don’t know how to convert these passions to a job I guess… xoxo Sarah

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    1. Yes I know what you mean dear 🙂 🙂 Especially when we are children our parents really influence us with their beliefs, what they want for our future, and want us to see how they see the world. My parents divorced when I was little so my Mum was not so strict then, and would let me be creative when I was little (when she remarried things changed because of my stepdad’s beliefs). My Dad has always been strict since he went to boarding school, and his Dad was really hard on him.

      I always wanted to be a cartoonist/mangaka but my Dad wanted me to be a doctor or nurse or basically study something where I would have a good income. It was quite sad during my school years because I would get really good grades but my Dad always thought it was not good enough. In my last two years at school I rebelled a lot (nothing bad, just would always be hanging out will my friends till late on weekends, and lost interest in school). I still graduated from school but was really confused what to do when I left.

      I studied Administration and Computing at uni, got a job once graduated, and hated it. I am a creative person so I prefer painting, drawing, doing art (I studied art and graphics throughout high school, but my teachers were not encouraging).

      Long story short, I have gone through different office jobs (while always drawing, and painting in my spare time). I moved to Australia for more opportunities to chase my dreams (plus jobs pay much more in Australia than New Zealand). I am still working while also working towards my dream job (I want to publish my own artwork, and stories).

      I am staying true to myself even though my Dad wanted my to become something else. Plus since we are adults we chose how we want to live our lives and change for the better (even if things were put into our minds by our parents for many years).

      I am so glad you started your blog for your passion. Its good to try many things to find out what you love in life. I’ve done all sorts of workshops, and courses to know what I best wanted for myself, and that is creating art work and stories. I will continue to work towards achieving my dreams, no matter how long it takes. Time will pass anyway so we should go for what we want ❤ ❤

      On a side note, I'm sure our parents only treated us like their parents did with expectations and all. We will get the chance to have children that we can embrace their talents and let them decide who they want to be, and what they want to do with their life x x

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      1. Thank you for sharing your story Capili! I think our parents raised us for the best. They raised us in a way that they wanted to avoid their parents mistake, I think. I’m sure, we’ll make our own mistakes some day… But it has such a huge impact on your personality. I’ve been at the same job now for 4 years and the way I was treated has changed me in many ways. I lost a lot of my self confidence. I now need to build it again. The greatest question of all, is what do I really want to do in life… I’ll have the time figure it out the upcoming months… xoxo Sarah

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      2. Your welcome 🙂 🙂 Yes they raised us the best they could, with the knowledge they had, and probably based off how their parents raised them ❤ ❤ That's true no one can be a perfect parent. I agree how your raised really does shape your personality. Aww keep trying new things, and discovering what your passions are. You will get there eventually, it just takes time, and you will get your self confidence back. I know you can do it, I believe in you Sarah! x x

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