There is nothing I like more than meeting new people. Ok, if I had to write this sentence 4 years ago, I'd be lying. People use to scare the living daylights out of me. So much so that I hardly ever spoke to anyone. You know that quiet girl. The one that went with you to school or works with you. The one that you can't even remember her name or whether she ever really existed. Yes that one! That was ME!
Now I think my friends and family miss those days because trying to get me to keep quiet is like trying to get an elephant into a mini taxi.
Now, you might wonder what changed. I will tell you. 30. That is what happened. 30 struck and I hit my rebellious stage. I just woke up on my birthday and threw my shell in the bin. Yes, I know I might be vibbing a little. It did not happen so quick and sudden. I'm not like the weather in Cape Town. One minute sunny and the next people are rushing to the shops to buy umbrellas.
I found myself and that can happen at any age. I faced my demons and played buffy the vampire slayer. Knocked their teeth out and burned them to the ground. I realized we only get this one life to live and hiding from it is senseless. I started reaching out, making small talk (hey I was desperate to get to know people) and slowly I started to come out of my shell. Stopped saying no to invitations to go out and try new things.
I actually started living. Hell, even got a tattoo or two. On this road of self discovery I've found out so many things about myself. I love red wine, sushi...that will still grow on me. Still don't like olives though.
The one most important thing I stopped doing which has helped me tremendously into becoming the person I was meant to be; is I stopped thinking about what would other people say or think of me. I stopped living in the shadows. Hell I'm a human being not a vampire. And I fell in love with life and everything that comes with it. The good and the bad because you cannot have the one without the other.
And yes; I started to talk and no one will put baby in a corner ever again. (yes.. too much... I thought so too) Hehehe
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