Today was all about learning for myself the importance of just being real.
So much of my life, I tried to put up a protective wall or put on a protective mask…keep others out or keep myself in…make sure others can’t know the real me – they probably wouldn’t like me anyway.
It’s been almost 48 years I’ve lived those lies.
But today, for whatever reason (not even consciously known to me) I decided to just be real today.
And it was spectacularly successful. Even when it was ugly for a moment or two. When it was all said and done, the real-ness brought me much closer to the people I needed to support.