Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hats

I like who I am. I'm weird, sing badly and often, dance all the time, dress odd, and tend to wear a lot of hats and I don't just mean that metaphorically.

Via sheknows.com

I like me. I'm just afraid that you won't like me. So afraid that I don't let anyone see the real me. I have no idea why I am so terrified of rejection. Or why my inner world is so private that I don't let anyone in.

If I say that I don't care what you think of me then I'm lying. Boldly. Badly.

I change who I am all according to who is in the room. I can't have friends from different areas of my life in the same room with me. I simply wouldn't know who to be.

But I am trying SO HARD to be me, the integrated me, all the time around everyone. It's my goal for this year. And if that fails, this lifetime.
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?  ~Fanny Brice
My fear is that if I'm not the true me more often, then one day I might completely forget who I am. And what fun would that be?

4 comments:

  1. The most beautiful people are those who are comfortable in their own skin. If you like you--then we like you! :)

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    1. You are so right! And thank you for that, made my day!

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  2. Wow, this is excellent. I love the part about not mixing groups of friends, because then you don't who to be. I'm the same way, and its a constant struggle to just "be myself". I wish you luck with your effort!

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    1. Thank you! I completely understand. People are always saying to "just be yourself" but for some of us that is really hard and a wee bit complicated. Good luck to you too! And thanks for reading!

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