What are you afraid of?
What is it that keeps you from letting people see the real you? I know that one of my biggest fears was always that they wouldn’t like me if they knew who I REALLY was. If they knew how bitchy, grumpy, emotional, nasty, insecure, (and a million other adjectives) I really am, then no one would like me – and rightfully so (in my mind). But the thing is, I am not all of those things all of the time. Oh – I have my moments, and I can be all of the above, though usually not all at the same time and usually not for very long. And when I can look at myself rationally, I can see that some of those things are appropriate, at the right time. So I started to cut myself some slack. When I take these things out into the light of day and really look at them, I see that I am not really that bad. And when I look around at people who really know and like me, I see that they already know of these “horrible” traits I have. and love me in spite, or maybe because, of them.
And so I ask you to take your fears out into the light, and see how realistic they are. What have you got to lose, besides some of the fears. Leave a comment and let us know some of the fears you have, and how you have overcome them, if you have.