When I first met my son's girlfriend she told him he had a cool mom because I acted like myself around her. Now, I'm not into acting 16. I, ahem, can't run to save my life, will protect my kids from as much evil in the world as I can--including zombies--and love to dance, sometimes with my 16 yr old, usually with my 4 yr old. Not that I'm any good.
And I'm still learning what it means to be me.
I've been walking on eggshells my whole life.
I write and rewrite comments on blogs and end up deleting longer thoughts, opting for short, quick answers minimizing the risk of sounding...like a dork.
I cringe at writing reviews for fear that I may offend someone unintentionally.
I second guess my second guessess--It's exhausting.
I've created a barrier between me and the rest of the world, or, rather, the rest of the world and me.
But I'm learning to be me.
I'm learning to stop needing affirmation--to leave humility behind for just a tad.
I learned that publishing will not give me "credibility" as I so hoped it would. That comes from believing in myself...not an easy task.
I learned that everyone is entitled to an opinion--even me. And It's okay to express that opinion.
I learned that although I am comfortable in my own skin, in my own mind, it's useless if I don't share of myself with the world.
Anything you've learned about yourself this year?