Break Out My Shell

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I used to be very shy. Thankfully, over the years my introvertness has chipped away. It was something I loathed so much because of how uncomfortable being shy would always make me feel. One of my earliest memories was of my C.E.C.E.P (pre-school) graduation. I was 4 years old and had to recite "The Rhinoceros" - by Ogden Nash infront of my peers and couldn't finish the poem because I was stricken with stage fright. In Jr. High, I remember nervously dashing down the hallway when my friends would tell me the boy I had a huge crush on was coming our way. In highschool, when I had public speaking classes, I would fight to keep my hands and voice from trembling in front of my classmates.

 

Many of us struggle with this same problem. Doesn't matter how old or young, it may take a while for some to grow out of it. The best way to overcome shyness is to practice being self confident.

 

1) Speak up when there's something on your mind.

2) Straighten your posture when you walk. Trust me, it worked.

3) Be happy with the way you look. Love yourself. :)

4) Learn something that interest you and speak with authority when sharing it with others.

 

Thanks Marcel for collaborating with me again on this project! I was going to approach this egg concept with a lot of photoshop, but aside from color adjustments and alignment of the photo, there is no additional editing photoshop. Thanks Marcel for your suggestion!

 

I've also had the wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by Dr. Nat Irvin, a futurist thinker and professor, for his book "The Hidden World of Thrivals". Can't express how honored I felt to talk to him about little 'ole me. Feel like taking a cool quiz? Find out if you are Thrival! Fun stuff :)

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Taken on January 18, 2012