Pursue Your Heart’s Desire — Delilah’s Reflections
It's very nerve-racking and intimidating to break out of your shell, especially in your early teenage years.
Delilah shares a story from one of her listeners who broke out of her shell in a very special way.
In response to my letter last week about finding your passion, I received a heartfelt email from 16-year-old Morgan who stepped out of her comfort zone; let go of her fear of being in the spotlight, and discovered a passion that will forever make her happy…
My passion is dancing. For me, it’s not a hobby. It's a way of life, a necessity that keeps me going. Maybe I'm not the best in the world, but I'd like to think that I'm pretty good.
All my life I've felt self-conscious and very insecure and shy all the time. I signed up for a dance class during my freshman year in high school. Once I got over my initial shyness of dancing in front of my class, I couldn't believe how much I was enjoying it. At one point, that's what was motivating me to get up every morning. It was all I had to look forward to.
When I danced in my first recital, I remember thinking, "This is who I am. This is what I want to do with my life." Being on that stage, I was able to, for the first time, break free of my insecurities. I felt like the most beautiful girl in the world. And I still do, every time I dance and can get the steps right. There's nothing quite like using your body to bring a piece of music to life. Dance is what music looks like.
So you see, what started out as just a class in school for me has become therapeutic. My confidence level has risen a great deal and I feel more in touch with myself and who I am. It keeps me happy and healthy and I love it with all my heart.
Have YOU ever experienced a moment like this? When was the moment that YOU broke out of your shell? Comment below!
Rachel Specht contributed to this post