CONFIDENCE… we all want it, but it can take a lot of courage and a willingness to get to know your true self. Can you relate?
Fifteen-year-old Alison explained that her confidence sank when she learned that her friends had been speaking about her behind her back, despite her efforts to be kind to them.
Alison described herself as introverted, so she takes risks by going to theatre camps in which she does not know anyone. Through these camps, Alison has made many great friends and immerses herself in her love for performing arts.
She realized that it was not good to surround herself with people who do not return such kindness.
“I regained my confidence by only having friendships with people that were honest to me and made me feel good about myself.”
She also likes to use the internet when she is not participating in the performing arts. Alison says, “a great, positive way I spend time online is by watching a movie or TV show on Netflix that I know will make me laugh and make my day better overall.”
Ultimately, Alison’s role models are her parents, because they love her and support everything she does.