MidSouthCon 35 was this past weekend. Sarah is a wonderful person who hugs me every time she sees me. She is open and sassy and full of attitude. I like that in a person. Sarah decided to do some cosplay for the Con. Before she was anxious. I don't know how it went, however from her Facebook post, it was less than optimal.
To my friend Sarah, I want to be clear:
You did something that I do not have the courage to do. The fact that despite your anxiousness, you went out and did it shows a level of courage that is unmistakable. Do not let anyone else define you. All you can do is your best.
To show you that you will always have haters, I want you to watch this video.
You are who you are. While you should always try to do better, measure yourself against who you were yesterday, not what somebody else is today.