In life it’s often difficult to be ourselves. Those who have the confidence to do so, are happier for it. For some of us, we never truly reach this level, others find it with age. More often than not, when we hide our thoughts and who we are, we tend to have people in our life that can cause distress. Sure you shouldn’t go out offending people or being mean, but being yourself does often require moments where people aren’t going to like you. In the end, it’s better to be hated for the truth, than loved for your lies. If you can really allow yourself to be who you know you are, be prepared for some backlash. Just hold true to yourself anyway, because in the end, those who stay in your life, and who come into your life, will benefit and lift you up. These will be the people who know you best, love you despite disagreements, but most importantly, will except you no matter what. Sometimes, even family is not capable of this, but perhaps those relatives, in reality, brought you down more than they supported you. Take a look at yourself, and be true to it. It may not be easy, but it will be worth it.
About the author Chyina
I’m a Goth/Hippie who loves to try new things and dabbles in anything and everything that I find enjoyment in. That can include but is not limited to, cooking, art, digital design, jewellery making, photography, gardening, nature, animals and whatever else strikes my fancy. I’m an optimistic (occasionally) perfectionist (constantly), who can be very sarcastic (incessantly), but all in good humour. :)