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.

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  1. Although I completely agree that people are at their best when they're not expending energy pretending to be who they're not, there's a fine line here. It's OK to love who you are, but it's also OK to take a look at who you are and decide that there's something better or different that you aspire to be.

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    1. Karen I definitely agree with that. I find it important to find out who we really are. Does that mean we will change over time? Oh most definitely we will evolve and thank goodness for that, it means that we are alive and want to move forward with our lives. Stopping and taking a moment to reflect and change our goals and aspirations is healthy and is integral to how we will live for the remainder of our lives-I truly support that. This piece was more to say, that we should not hide our likes/dislikes/beliefs/convictions in an attempt to please anyone.

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