Push those Insecurities Aside. It’s time to Celebrate your Quirks. Right now!

I am willing to bet that each and everyone of you reading this right now has an insecurity or two. It’s okay. I have ’em too. We all have something. Right?

Maybe it’s the way your gums show when you smile or how you snort (just a little) when you laugh at something that’s REALLY funny.

Whatever it is that has you questioning how great you are, how cool you are, how down right amazing you truly are, this video is for you.

It’s time to celebrate those unique quirks that make you you. Because those small things that you dislike or even hate about yourself, are the very things that other people love about you.

So today, I am inviting you to…

Just allow yourself to be proud of who you are. For exactly what you are.Β And stop worrying about what you can’t control.

Find out what my weird little quirk is in the 3 minute video above and then share yours in the comments below.

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If I’m standing still for a while, I’ll find myself leaning off to the left. I’ll start just leaning on a wall or table or whatever, but if I stop paying attention I’ll find I’m leaning more…and more…and more…until I’m pretty sure I look like a complete dork, or at least like I’m about to fall over.

Kate

I’ve never heard that one Kate. Sometimes looking like a dork makes you even more lovable. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your quirk.
-Brittni

papernstitch

I must be pretty lovable then! Thanks Brittni. πŸ™‚

Kate

This is an adorable idea Brittni! My oddest quirk, and boy are there a bunch!, is that my eyes roll without my forcing them to! I think it’s related to contact lens wearing, but am not completely sure, as it tends to happen when I get sleepy or my eyes are dry. If I close my eyes for a few seconds & open them, it happens, which is hard for strangers to understand since I don’t want to come off rude! I was so so so embarrassed by it, I got nervous to make videos to send friends or family… but now, it’s kind of funny.

jamie | sharks keep moving

Well thank you Jamie. I can totally relate to your contact issues. And the rest of your story as well. As I mentioned in the video, my little quirks and insecurities made me initially not want to do video either. But now I’m like, “whatever, maybe people will get a kick out it.” And hey, at least they know I’m aware of it, right? πŸ™‚
-Brittni

papernstitch

Oh quirks, it’s true we all have them and think that of course everyone must see them and despise them…when in fact i’m pretty sure we are all just a wee bit too self consious and people really don’t notice and/or care as much as we think they do, especially about our little quirks. That said, one of mine is that when walking, one of my arms doesn’t swing in rhythm with the rest of my body…actually it tends to mostly just hang out while my other arm and legs are doing what they should be. This is an otherwise perfectly normal, functioning arm. This wasn’t brought to my attention till I saw myself walking on a video, and I was mortified. But when I try to make my arm swing in style it looks even more ridiculous. It’s the arm I carry my purse on so usually I just hold on to my purse, at least my arm looks like it’s doing something. But otherwise it doesn’t effect my life and very few people have ever commented, so you know what? That works for me, one of my arms doesn’t swing right, and I celebrate that!

Mel

Oh Mel, I really enjoyed reading your comment. “That works for me, one of my arms doesnÒ€ℒt swing right, and I celebrate that!” YES!!! I bet no one else even notices it (like you said). It’s funny the things you learn about yourself when you’re on video, isn’t it? We get out the magnifying glass and think everyone else sees it too. But 9 times out of 10 that’s not the case.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
-Brittni

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My quirk is I unconsciously roll my eyes when I’m talking, like I’m incredibly irritated and bored, or am trying to say “whatever” even if I’m not. I didn’t know I have expressions like that until I saw myself in a video. Some people also have pointed it out and I was just like “Really? Okay.” Didn’t really affect and care much about it, though. Thanks for sharing this video Brittni! πŸ™‚

Jill

Hey Jill. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your quirks. Sounds like you and Jamie are twins. πŸ™‚
-Brittni

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I love embracing quirks, the world would be so boring without them. I think us vintage lovers seeking old things with patina are biased, though πŸ˜‰

My biggest quirk may be my curly hair, which I don’t straighten every morning to suit the status quo. Sometimes I get mean comments on it, but it’s the real me and I shall continue to rock it.

Vanessa

I think your hair looks great curly Vanessa. Rock that curl that us straight-hair girls would love to have!
Brittni

papernstitch

This was such a cute video, Brittni :o) Yay for embracing our quirks!!! I’m trying to think of what I can do today to do that… hmmm!

Linnea

Thanks Linnea.

papernstitch

This article helped me find the inspiration to take new product photos for my etsy shop. Here’s a post on my blog about it!
http://upcycleyourlifeonaisle3.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-etsy-product-photos.html

I’m hoping to do a video post next week like you did, put myself right out there. I’ll be sure to link back when I get it posted. Thanks so much!

Michelle, from Aisle 3

That’s great Michelle. Yes! Do keep me updated with your progress on video. πŸ™‚
Brittni

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