Camila Cabello took to social media on Sunday, July 21 to talk about her rise to fame and the anxiety struggles that came with it. In her inspiring message, the star encouraged her fans to get out of their shell and "fight" for who they want to be.
Camila, 22, got real with her 36 million Instagram followers.
"I remember growing up hearing stories of the singers I loved, all the stories sounded the same, kids who would grow up performing for their families and putting on talent shows for their parents when they were little who grew up to be dazzling to me," she shared. "I was the opposite."
"I never ever sang in front of my parents or friends and would get flustered when they would ask me to," Camila continued. "I sang in my room when my parents left for Walmart and cried when one day I saw them filming me through the crack of the door."
"I was generally incredibly nervous and socially anxious when I was little; and people always have this look of disbelief when I tell them that," The Voice alum added.
"I feel like my whole life there’s been two Camila’s in me," she said. "There’s little Camila that is terrified of the unknown, is aware of all the ways everything can go wrong, (actually can picture them vividly lol), and thinks it’s safer to stay home than to play ball."
"Then there’s the other Camila. And she knows what she wants out of life, is aware of how little time I have to let little Camila run the show while time passes by, and grabs young me by the hand and forces her out the door saying 'Let’s go. You’ll survive, and I’m not gonna miss out on this. Let’s go,'" Camila said.
"And that is literally how I can sum up how I’ve gotten to this point in my life. (I’m talking about as a person, not success.) Remember feeling discouraged when I felt like some people were just 'born' to do things," she said.
"You decide who you’re going to be. Every day. I’m not talking about talent or success. I just mean the type of person you’re going to be," the star continued in another Instagram post. "You choose who you’re going to be."
"Force yourself to do what you’re afraid of, always and go after what you want and who you want to be, because you’re worth that. You’re worth the fight. It’s the most worthwhile one there is. Love you," Camila concluded.
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