That Awkward Moment When…

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” – Brian Tracy

We all go through that awkward stage. Some of us stay in it longer than anticipated, but eventually we escape from it. We start figuring out the things we want and the things we need as we start to grow up.

Just because we aren’t in that awkward stage anymore, which is usually in our early teenage years, doesn’t mean we still don’t think about it. How many pictures are hanging on the walls of our homes to remind us of those dreadful years? It’s not just what we looked like, but also the feelings and memories of those years. Most of us were probably picked on and can remember several bad things that were said to us during that time. Everyone tells us to move on though and live in the moment. I’ve said it several times, but I don’t always take my own advice.

We can’t live in the past though. If we dwell on what we used to look like, what clothes we used to wear, or what grades we earned we cannot fully move on.

We all have awkward moments. We are always going to look back and realize we could have done something differently, but we do everything for a reason. We are where we are right now for a reason.

So be awkward. It makes for some great memories. We can look back and laugh at them. There are some things we can’t change so we might as well just embrace them. We can’t change the fact that we wore bell-bottom jeans or wore our hair a certain way because we had no idea how to style it. Trends change and so do we – blame the fashion designers for those mistakes.

We start to realize we laugh at the things that embarrass us. After all, we live in a world where we know when a sentence starts with, “That awkward moment when…” it is bound to be funny. Most of the time, that is.

Let’s laugh. Let’s embrace the awkward.

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