IBQ Writing Prompt: Confidence

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In this week’s IBQ Writing Prompt, it’s about confidence.

If you’re asking me then I won’t have much confidence to tell you. I thinks that has always been my problem. If I had more confidence, I would have achieved at least something to brag about. I know I can do things but it feels like others doesn’t want to give me a chance.
In school, class mates did never really pay much attention to my skills. Maybe they just didn’t care that much. I think it was only once that I heard a compliment from someone. The teachers of course gave good grades. Especially about writing.
I was never popular. I only had one or two friends. I was never very confident about my looks. When I was a child, some thought I was a boy. That’s one of the reasons why I haven’t had short hair for years.

I get temporarily confidence. When I pick up the courage to talk to strangers, I feel confident. When I studied graphic design I got support from the teachers and class mates. That made me confident. But only for a while. I think, if I had a job, I would get more confidence. My mother used to say that the reason why I don’t have enough of courage, is because I haven’t been around people enough. And she was right. She used to be introvert when she was younger but she became more extrovert when she got older. She had a lot of different jobs and met a lot of different people. So being around other people helps to get more confidence.

I just need someone to push me forward. Someone else beside my father. Writing a blog is one way to get support and confidence. But it doesn’t have the same effect as having someone in the flesh so to speak.

If I had 3 wishes, confidence would be one of them.

5 thoughts on “IBQ Writing Prompt: Confidence

  1. I agree, it takes so much confidence for me sometimes even to write a comment that my hands start shaking really bad! But I push myself to do it because I have to have someplace safe to be me, and my blog does that so perfectly. It’s really enjoyable meeting people who are similar to me and it makes me feel less strange, more comfortable with who I am!
    you did a great job describing how it feels for me too, thanks! ♥♥♥


  2. Mia, I think it took a lot of confidence to write this and you did a wonderful job.
    Why don’t you go back to the IBQ blog and add a comment there that gives your URL and tell people that blogging is your confidence building exercise. Ask them to come over here and leave a comment.


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