A really big priority for me in 2013 is embracing the arts and allowing myself to share visibly. I’ve spent too many years not making it a priority and it’s time to change that!
When I was a little girl I always wanted to be involved in movies and theater performances.
I used to even write my own movie scripts, find neighbors to film them, and then act in them with my friends.
But then around the time I entered middle school, I started to worry more about what other people thought of me. I started to feel shy and dim my light, because I didn’t want to be seen.
I’m just starting to explore the world of acting, modeling, and dance performance again. It’s amazing how opportunities seem to come out of nowhere as soon as there is this energetic shift within!
It was around the time that I started Coaching With Christina, that I realized I was going to have to get comfortable with being visible–sharing my stories, videos, pictures, etc. This realization was scary, but also liberating. It means being vulnerable and open to criticism, but also opens up a whole new world of creativity.
The truth is, not allowing yourself to be visible can actually hold you back from reaching more people and sharing what you have to offer. And I’m starting to learn that so many people struggle with allowing themselves to be seen on line.
That’s why I made this video–hope it inspires you to share if you’re feeling afraid of criticism too.
Here’s a sampling of some fun, artistic things I’ve done to get over my shyness and increase my visibility.
This picture was is from the first photo shoot I ever did with my friend Frank of www.FrankHorror.com
This photo was taken of me trying on my bellydance costume for a small part I had in Frank’s upcoming film Openings:
I hope that my journey to allow myself to be seen has inspired you.
Leave a comment if you are struggling with being visible and any tips you have for overcoming this.
Feel free to share links to your creative visibility projects!
P. S. By the way, my friend Frank is an awesome writer and director, and I’m really loving the way his recent film Openings is turning out so far. If you would like to contribute to his project and possibly win an *Ipad*!!!!, you can get a raffle ticket here :)