Empowered or Embarrassing?
There is power in being anonymous.
Being unremarkable and unknown allows us to say and do what we want freely, with no judgements, no repercussions or consequences to fall back on us. Or at least that is what we have been taught to believe.
Choosing to hide ourselves to be our true selves is not empowering. It is sad and embarrassing.
This world may be terrifying but it also beautiful and amazing. It is chock full of opportunity to explore who we are, what we like to do, and what makes us tick.
Choosing to be someone else to make others happy does no one any good. Lying to others to keep a smile on their face is simply lying to yourself. When you put up a facade-no matter what it is about-you are attempting to distance and disillusion your reality.
It is okay to be who you are.
Really it is.
Whether you are a Mother Teresa who wants no glory or a Grade A prick-it will come out eventually. Might as well get comfortable in your skin and accept that you will be judged, weighed, and always found to be lacking by at least someone. Luckily it doesn't matter.
It has never mattered.
All that matters is that you are who you want to be and you should be the same person you are in the dark as you are in the light, because it only takes a second for the switch to be flipped on and all to be exposed.
Screw being anonymous. Try being transparent.
Wear your heart and soul on your sleeve and let others see who you are. Breathe and bleed into everything you do. Discern hard and love harder. Choose authenticity over anonymity.
Remember life is too short to spend time tying on masks to hide who we are to impress people who do not even know us when we could be making memories with those who accept us for who we are.
Although this is late, short and sweet, this is a Sunday Confession on Anonymous with the one and only hostess with the mostess Ash from More Than Cheese And Beer. I do hope you'll check out not only her Sunday Confession but also the other brave and creative bloggers who linked up to tackle this prompt.