“Fear. Almost all of us fear something and for me it was the fear of putting myself out there and getting judged/trolled. During lockdown 2020 – when the majority of the population went through some serious personal retrospective, I did so too.
I took upon Ukulele as my lockdown skill and could play a song within 2 weeks. I shared my first video on my personal Instagram account as I thought to myself, why would the world want to see something basic from a part-timer when there are professionals out there already doing a great job?
Nervous doesn’t even cut it for how I was feeling before uploading my first video publicly. It took months before I was okay with the idea of people I worked with or were related to, knew that I loved music. When I say okay, I mean just that.
“Log kya kahenge?”- I’m not going to lie and say that this thought didn’t creep it’s way into my head. It most certainly did. It was nerve-wracking to upload the first video. But then, I did, thinking to myself, no one is perfect and I have to fight my fears.
It was quite a journey and today, I have my own YouTube and Instagram handles where I post my Ukulele music videos. Yes, I finally made it, FEARLESSLY.
Fear stems from setting expectations for ourselves–“What if I start and nobody likes it?” or “Will anyone even care?” or “What if get hate comments?”
Just set yourself apart from the competition. Because you’re unique!” said Jyoti Zanwar