I’m not that brave, actually

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On travelling

During my round-the-world trip, sometimes I dreaded going out: I stay in, journal and do grocery shopping.
During my round-the-world trip, I always dreaded booking the next accommodation in a different city because it meant a new environment: I book that accommodation after dreading it for 20 minutes.

On vlogging

I record videos and don’t publish them.
I cringe watching my videos: I make cover photos, press publish and publicize anyway.

On performing

My hands tremble when I’m on stage.
My hands tremble when I’m on stage: I look down at my hands, accept my fear and continue with whatever I’m doing.

On trying to dance

I tried going social dancing but backed away and went home when I saw the crowd.
I went social dancing because a classmate asked me to. When I was waiting for her to come, I sat in the waiting room for 20 minutes feeling like puking before I actually went in the dance floor. I sat for another 10 minutes. I then ask someone to please dance with me, all the while looking like I’m carsick.

On socializing

I feel self-conscious at events: Sometimes I don’t talk to anyone.
I feel self-conscious at events: Sometimes I talk to people.

ON diving

I am avoiding the make-up session that will complete my programme. I am still afraid until today.
[
Update Jan 2016] I finally completed my Open Water Diver programme at S.E.A. Aquarium.  Hurray!

 

I also think being brave means knowing that there’s a second chance to do what you’re afraid of doing. And actually doing it the second time around.

More about Liau Yun Qing

Yun Qing is a writer, improviser and curious person. She loves finding little adventures in life. In 2013, she went on a 130-day round-the-world trip. She wrote a book to help those who also want to go on a career break.

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