Monday, January 26, 2015

Center Stage

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Center Stage 6I'm wearing:

1. Brown cardigan, from H&M.
2. T-shirt with leather patch in burgundy, from Zara.
3. Super skinny jeans in blue, from H&M.
4. Connaught St. Ginger suede lace up boots, from Frank Wright 2700.
5. Bamboo sunglasses, from Bamboo Life Co.
6. Tribal necklace with bones, from Asos.
7. Spiked bracelet, from H&M.
Center Stage 3 Hi everyone! Since January's theme is "life is a show", for this post, I want to talk about being at the center of the stage. Throughout my life, that's been a position I've been very comfortable with. Even when I have my own mental issues and occasional fogginess, I've never been one of those guys that just expect to lay low and not be noticed.

Do you know anyone like that? Or are you like that? It's a very weird attribute, I think. Most of the time it's quite useful (think about assuming the leader role in a vast array of activities or getting the main role on a play) but it also has its negative aspects. For a very long time, I longed for more attention, I was pissed when I wasn't center stage, when the attention was going elsewhere, when it wasn't all about me.

Thanks to a moment of epiphany or something very big like that, I stopped being like that. It was the best thing that could happen to me, you know? I learned to be humble, to respect others and, most importantly, to be a team player. Yes, I relapse every now and then but never to the stage I was when I was around 16. God, I was terrible. Haha. I also acknowledged something else, very important too: when the spotlight is yours, savor it, don't feel embarrassed or ashamed. It's your time to shine and you're standing there for a reason. Go for it.

// ¡Hola todos! Ya que el tema de enero es "la vida es un espectáculo", para este post quiero hablar de estar en el centro del escenario. A lo largo de mi vida, esa ha sido una posición en la que me siento muy cómodos. Aún cuando tengo mis problemas mentales y ocasionales períodos de niel, nunca he sido una de esas personas que esperan pasar desapercibidos y no llamar la atención.

¿Conocen gente así? ¿Son ustedes así? Es una cualidad muy rara, creo. La mayor parte del tiempo es muy útil (piensen en cuando asumen el rol de líder en varias actividades o cuando les dan el papel principal en una obra) pero también tiene sus aspectos negativos. Por mucho tiempo, yo ansiaba más atención, me enojaba no ser la persona más importante, cuando la atención se iba a otro lado, cuando no todo se trataba de mí.

Gracias a un momento de epifanía o algo fuerte como eso, dejé de ser así. Fue lo mejor que me pudo pasar ¿saben? Aprendí a ser humilde, a respetar a los demás y, más importante, a ser jugador de equipo. Sí, recaigo de vez en cuando pero nunca al punto donde estaba cuando tenía como 16. Dios, era terrible. Jaja. También reconocí algo más, muy importante: cuando el reflector está sobre ti, saboréalo, no te sientas avergonzado o con pena. Es el momento de lucirte y estás ahí por una razón. Hazlo tuyo.
Center Stage 5 Center Stage 4 Center Stage 7 Center Stage 2 Love always,
Hen.

Currently listening: Lana del Rey - Carmen.

2 comments:

  1. This is such a meaningful post, I can totally relate myself 2 u. I think anyone like us has had or still having moments like wot u experienced in that past, even I still do. But yes, eventually we'll learn 2 be a team player, 2 be more humble with that reality and accept that it's not always that we'll get the spotlight. Love the outfit for this, mate, really simple but chic and I love the mix of colour from sandy colour to burgundy and then denim blue xx

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    1. Thank you Lenny, it's always nice when someone gets what I'm saying (:
      Take care, bud.

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