@britmums photo challenge – Day 6: Self
This is me, aged 4, on my first day of school.
I was a painfully shy little girl who loved to dance. It took me a long time to gain my confidence, and I’m still pretty rubbish at believing in myself now to be honest. I often need reassurance, a friend to tell me I’m doing the right thing, my mum to go to when I’m in a pickle.
I’m learning to be better at it, to have more confidence in myself and I think, that’s thanks to being a Mum.
I need to show my kids that they’re capable, I want them to be confident, I don’t want them to be worriers like me and for the most part, I think it’s working and that they’ll be just fine.
I look back at photos of myself at this age and think, “you had no idea what life would throw at you then, Gemma. But you’ll be ok and it will all work out. Chin up”.
Now I’m a mum, it’s easy to forget about oneself. To neglect you, the things you love, the things that make you happy. Even though I might be older, and my perceptions have changed, I’m still me. I’m still that nervous little 4 year old in that photo. And that’s ok. Because that me, and what makes me who I am. Myself.
Feel free to share your photos or thoughts on what makes you, you.