Have you ever felt social pressure to change the way you speak, dress, and act just be to accepted by others?
There was a stage of my life where I allowed fear, doubts, and insecurities to define who I was which caused me to hide my authentic self and become what I “thought” others wanted me to be.
The charade was VERY exhausting.
So I made a change. No longer would I be an imposter in my own skin, but rather own who I was and embrace the individual that sucks at spelling, has a strange sense of humor, and loves board games.
I realized that I needed to:
- Forgive myself and others that had hurt me
- Surrounded myself around positive people
- Believe in myself
Remember you were made to be perfectly imperfect. Embrace your authentic self and shed your mask.