I found myself singing along to my headphones at the gym. Not mildly. I'm talking it was SUPER obvious I was enjoying my music lol. I caught a few glances and smiles from some other people as I was rocking out in my own little world.
At first I was a little embarrassed. Like I had been caught. I questioned whether I should "tone it down". And then I thought NAH, I'm having fun! So instead of toning it down and looking quickly away, all embarrassed, I just smiled back. Sure they might have been smiling/laughing at my expense. But I was having fun so it mattered less to me what other people thought.
I was glad I decided that there was nothing wrong with me openly having a good time at that moment all by myself. It also immediately alleviated the pressure of "doing what other people expect". So go forth. Be weird. Own it. I think it's a vibe.
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