Thought it was about time for another #donthatetheshake
Moral is: if something makes you happy, just do it. You don't need to explain yourself, you have just as much right as everyone else to be happy.
I know for me I didn't dance for years and years, as I hated the thought anyone looked at me.
If someone asked me to dance I would say no and sit or stand awkwardly with my arms crossed while everyone enjoyed themselves. I knew doing that was more embarrassing than dancing, that I drew more attention to myself, but the idea of being confident killed me inside because I wasn't. I missed out on making happy memories because I was insecure.
I still am. I love a good dance now, but every so often I find it hard to get started because I'll get inside my head. I'll start thinking everyone will make fun of me for how I look. I get scared to feel confident because I don't feel I deserve it. Even when I do dance I find it hard to let go, I find it hard to raise my arms and be free, because I'm scared others will judge.
I'm tired of letting that take away my happiness. I deserve to be happy and you do too. X