Ndifreke Ekott

Thoughts, stories, ideas and programming

12 Feb 2019

Being you and shinning regardless

A tweet triggered this post. I looked at an individual’s profile and read their short bio and why they made arts and posted for free and occasionally selling some. They had a different job but did crafts as a hobby and looking at their Etsy page and Instagram profile, I was impressed, and the work looked lovely.The tweet brought out the feeling I had in the last weekend; I was doing a lot of coding which to the non-technical may not make sense. But I was enjoying what I did to the point I had to tell myself when to go to bed less I stay up all night. There was a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of even putting in more time to this venture.

So what am I trying to say here:

You will be the happiest being who you are. It doesn’t matter whether it makes sense to others or not. Do what you love and let your light shine regardless.

A sense of depression or lack of accomplishment will be felt when you hide who you are. If you are passionate about something, keep doing it, share it with others, talk about it. It doesn’t matter if you get applauds or not. You feel a sense of loss or lack of achievement when you don’t share or demonstrate your passion.

Do you love video games? Play them, share them, talk about them. It doesn’t matter if people think playing video games makes you immature. Truth is when you drop the thing you love to conform to an expectation which isn’t you, you lose. You just dimmed your light to, and the truth is the folks expecting this will not care to applaud you when you conform to meet their expectation.

Never let your light go dim, never forget to share and talk about your passion at all times and all places.