My name is Elisabeth and this is my blog.
Though I have wanted to share this passion of mine my whole life, self-doubt and anxiety made me quit.
The world was changing rapidly around me. I realized that I wanted to share something that I was truly passionate about.
I started researching blogs. I was entering a part of the internet I had never learned about.
I tried to learn everything I could. I spent hours on branding, logo creation, and creating social media platforms. I received help from many people to make my website.
I started to doubt myself.
I was so worried that my blog was going to fail. I wanted to succeed in something I was passionate about. I worried I wouldn’t see results.
This process taught me many things.
- Never let someone’ s opinion ruin your happiness
- Good things take time and hard work
- Never be afraid to ask for help
- There is so much in the world to learn
I want to help share my story of finding a passion.
4th Grade: The Year I loved books.
In elementary school, I was never a big reader. I read for school, but never took the time to find books.
I then came across the Percy Jackson Series. I was immediately transfixed by the characters. I soon became obsessed with these books, and spent hours researching about Greek Mythology.
I looked for bigger books. I soon became bored with my level of books. I searched for books with adventures and action.
It became a hobby of mine. My parents gave me books for my birthday, and I spent many hours at my public library.
Middle School: Years of self-doubt
Middle School was very hard for me. I often was bullied for reading books and was given many names.
I tried to ignore my peers but I wanted acceptance. I rarely had friends and valued the opinion of my classmates.
I stopped reading.
I thought that people would accept me if I tried to act like them. Everything I did was to make people like me. I stressed over my actions and doubted every choice I made. It soon became a spiral of stress and anxiety.
It was a long process, but I learned to stop caring. I was so focused on pleasing other people, that I never chased my passions. I let people’s opinions get in the way of my happiness.
I let myself enjoy reading. I realized that my classmates were only a small part of my world.
2020- Accepting Myself.
At the beginning of 2020, I told myself I wanted to make myself a better person. I wanted to share my passion.
I changed my mentality. I chased my passions regardless of people’s opinions. I soon became a happier version of myself.
I still have so much to learn, but I am grateful for this opportunity.
Never let people get in the way of your happiness!
Thank you for reading my story.
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