Because I was scared. I was scared to put myself out there. Afraid I might not succeed. Afraid I'd make a fool out of myself and not be good enough.
So, I just never did anything.
If I allow myself to go there, I begin to get depressed and frustrated with my teen self. I want to grab her and yell, "Just do it!!!!!! Stop feeling sorry for yourself!!!!"
But, I know that won't accomplish much. I'm not even going to list all the things I wish I did because it will be of no use.
So, what does one do?
They move on! They take what they have learned from their past and apply it to the now.
Since high school, I have traveled, lived in a foreign country, gone to school, influenced and mentored young women, moved across the country...
Yep... doesn't sound like my high school self anymore!
Everything used on this layout is from the BEAUTIFUL kit AMBITION from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out.
I'm so glad I didn't stay in that mind set of being afraid.
Who cares??? And when I mess up, yes I'm going to feel like a moron. I will kick myself and wonder why in the world I even tried. But, the moving on and learning from that is so much MORE than just being afraid to try.
Now... go be ambitious!!!