There are so many reasons why someone like me would find it totally awkward to write on social media or post a lot of pictures.
I’m actually a very expressive person when the need arises.
But for the better part, I’m very very attention shy unless it’s from my immediate circle of family and friends.
So what make me write this post?
I had gotten weary of my old profile picture on Facebook, I’ve wanted to change it since several months ago.
And nothing has held me back like the attention that changing a profile picture brings my way.
I mean, I’m just trying to replace the old picture, there shouldn’t be any drum rolling and samba just because of that.
A “like” or “love” click sends the message aptly and if people could just be less dramatic with the comments too.
So, I finally changed my profile picture yesterday after contemplating so much.
Thank heavens, the comments were mild, and not exaggerated as was the correct case in the past.
So I’m cool.
I find it overwhelming to read all the “hoo-ha”,”great woman”, etc. comments.
If I get to change my profile picture twice in a year, it’s a major feat for me.
The odd thing is that I really do love pictures and have quite a number that I’d like to change my profile picture to more than twice a year but I find the attention with posting them a tad too much.
Not the fault of my friends though.
I’m the one who’s awkward really.
It was always the case with me, back then in high school.
I would be completely fine travelling four hours to my school, being a boarding school.
Resumption day would mean there would be a crowd of people and as soon as I got to the gate with my parents, my heart would start racing.
I’d start running a fever in anticipation of the crowd I’d see.
In the next one hour, I’d have met my friends and acquaintances from the crowd and begin to feel better till the stress wears off completely.
This is the case up until now.
Crowds give me shivers even though I don’t have much of a problem addressing a crowd or getting my thoughts across in a group.
I even do it quite well.
Shy of attention as I am though, all my life, I have been easily noticed.
Often touted as a favourite in groups.
However, as much as I hide, people typically feel they had an experience meeting me.
This is understandable since I’m quite expressive, open minded and humorous one on one.
Ann Mossley is regular woman who is trying to live a legacy that will outlive her. Ann has taken it upon herself to help share the real stories of the silent women in the society. If you want her to share your story on the platform, send it to: [email protected]