I have found it better to live life out loud because I have found when you conceal everything about yourself rather than letting others get to know you, you will never allow yourself to be held accountable. Accountability and taking responsibility are part of life. Concealing your struggles and pretending you’re a picture-perfect person will never allow you to heal. When wounds are exposed, those wounds can be cleansed and then can heal… and in this life, I have quickly learned one thing: There are only very few I will allow myself to be accountable to and allow myself to receive Godly counsel from. I don’t just let anyone speak into my life.
*Remember this: If you decide to wear a mask, you will only be able to wear it so long before (1) your mask begins to fall off, (2) before your mask shows who you are little by little slowly slipping off, (3) before your mask completely falls off, or (4) before someone strips the mask off your face for you. Free yourself up, and take off the mask. At least if you take off the mask, you won’t have to worry about someone stripping it off for you. When you strip the mask yourself, it’s on your terms, not on someone else’s terms. Be genuine because it’s okay for you to be yourself. The right people will come along who will accept you just as you are, flaws and all…
Much Love To You All,