Camila Cabello: Your dreams are worth the fight
Unlike many pop stars who grew up getting a kick out of performing for their families or being the center of attention, Camila Cabello was the opposite.
“I was incredibly nervous and socially anxious when I was little,” the “Havana” singer related to her followers in a recent post on Instagram.
“I never ever sang in front of my parents or friends, and would get flustered when they would ask me to. 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,” she said.
“People looking at me actually made me overwhelmed,” the former Fifth Harmony member added.
While she seems to have grown better at dealing with her anxiety, the 22-year-old singer admitted that “little Camila”—“who’s terrified of the unknown” and “is aware of all the ways everything can go wrong”—hasn’t completely left her.
Camila then urged other people going through similar experiences to go after their dreams despite their fears because they “are worth the fight.”
“If you haven’t been very brave or social or wild or an adventure-seeker, and if you describe yourself as the opposite of those things … it doesn’t mean you can’t be,” Camila stressed. “The ‘other you’ needs to grab ‘little you’ by the hand, yank you by the hair and tell you, ‘Let’s go.’” —ALLAN POLICARPIO
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.