ANNA PENG

We Need Some Help

The whole point of this series of notes is to help those who have small voices, who grew up a bit shy like myself, and have goals to be better at what they do. These are notes of encouragement, stories, and manifestations of my observations of being around people who also have small voices. 

I hope this is able to help you take one step further into what it is that you seek out to do. 

If it does, please share the section that helps you the most with somebody else (perhaps also with a small voice). We all need each other to share our perspectives to the world. 


On Being Ourselves

Growing up, it was difficult to fully immerse myself in experiences sometimes because I was worried of what others would think of me. I was always concerned with others’ opinions of who I was, and doing that left no time for myself to define who I actually was. 

Fast forward some years, I met people who didn’t feel like the usual crowd I choose to spend time with. They were kind, sincere, and loved adventure (me? adventurous? no way right?). 

These were friends who believed in living fully, genuinely, and together. They knew I was shy, but that didn’t stop them from dragging me out from my room. They extended their adventurous invitations to me constantly, and all I needed to do was say yes, yes, and yes. By doing so, I was introduced to a new facet of the world, and learned more about being a myself.

The point of these notes is to further extend the invitation onto you. 

Will you join in and share a piece of yourself to the people around you? It can be small (or even tiny). We need more small voices in the room because I think more people would like to get to know you.


Can We Be Our Own Best Friends?

Sometimes we just need a small push or a quiet whisper from somebody else to encourage us to start. But, let me put this in another way: If your best friend, sister, or a trusted colleague was holding herself back from starting something she loved, what would you say to her? 

Of course you would encourage her to do it. She would be frustrated and regretful if she doesn’t.

Can we treat ourselves the same way we would treat our loved ones? 

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