It takes courage and inner strength to be honest about self.
I’ve always been someone who is openly me – I don’t hide my behaviours, my views. I have hidden my pain from my past, but I don’t hide who I am.
I’ve always been me. Openly.
I’m emotional, openly.
When I was a clubbing, party girl, who ‘hooked up’ with many men, I was open about it. I didn’t hide it.
I can apologise when I’m wrong and have remorse, openly.
I don’t live life with a mask to pretend to be something I am not.
I have faced many truths about myself that are not pretty. I know there are reasons – but I still don’t excuse them, I own them. I know the things I have done wrong, that were not okay, and I am not okay with what I did and I am open about that.
I have PTSD and everyone I know, knows that.
I am honest. I have courage. I am truthful.
But, so many people – who consider themselves ‘normal’ can’t be truthful, honest and look deep within at what is not okay. Instead they justify it, excuse it, or just plain refuse to acknowledge it. Continue reading