Friday, September 20, 2013
Five Minute Friday: She
It's Five Minute Friday again and I'm joining in with the group over at Lisa-Jo Baker's blog. The instructions are simple: five minutes of writing on the given word - no editing or over-thinking what you write about; then you share what you wrote. This week the word is "she."
When she walked in the room, everyone turned to look at her.
She was the center of attention and she knew it. She was used to it. She often was the center of attention in a crowd.
The problem was, she didn't want to be the center of attention. At least, not for the reasons she was.
Most of those people looking at her were judging her.
You see, she looked different than the rest of them. She didn't feel like she belonged.
It had taken her a long time to get comfortable with who she was and how she looked. It hadn't been easy. But it was something she had to do if she was going to live a life that didn't revolve around hiding.
And the more she learned to be comfortable with who she was, the less she noticed people staring when she walked in a room. She became comfortable in who she was. And no one else's opinion mattered any longer.
The best part was that she had learned there was Someone who wasn't concerned with what she looked like. To Him what mattered was on the inside. That was shy she mattered.