Back in 2019, I took a business and marketing course. There was a challenge to post selfie’s on Instagram because people connect with people.
I cringed so hard.
I did not like the idea of selfie’s at all. I thought they were self-centered, superficial and fake – everything I didn’t want to be.
But being the good student I am, I started posting selfie’s as part of the assignment.
It was wildly uncomfortable. It felt scary and vulnerable. But it did not feel self-centered or superficial or fake.
I realized that I had a fear of being perceived as such but I have not received that feedback. In fact, I found it to be another great medium of self-expression, like writing.
I no longer cringe at the idea of selfie’s but embrace it as another way to explore who I am because like everything else, it is about making it your own.