I was watching a version of Cinderella this weekend and this quote was in it. It slapped me in my face and made me realize something. I have been hiding. Hiding because of…
The biggest thing that keeps me from living my life out loud is FEAR.
I almost didn’t start this blog because of FEAR.
I fear the comments that will come from people who don’t know me.
I fear that my friends and family won’t like the real me they see here because I have been hiding for so long.
I fear I am not strong enough to take what comes at me.
I fear that being this open will destroy me.
And, I am tired of being afraid.
I no longer want to live as the actress who is always the perfect person for the group she is in. I no longer want to hide my pain or my happiness. I just want to live my life and be accepted for who I am.
I believe that really all any of us wants is this truth. To live your own truth and be accepted for who you are.
I would like to say that I have always been that accepting but I know that isn’t the truth even today. There are people in my life and I struggle to accept them as they are. I struggle to accept me as I am. But, I am trying to do better. I am trying to face my fear, overcome my fear.
I hope you come along with me on this journey. I want for all of us to pledge that as we open up to face our fears, we will support and accept one another along the way. We will no longer be afraid of the people who judge us because we will have this haven of support. We will practice kindness, support, and love here, and hopefully, we will learn to practice kindness, support, and love with everyone.
There are about nine million ideas swirling in my head so when one pops up, I will share it with you here. Thanks for coming along for the ride. I am no longer living in fear.