Saturday, November 28, 2009

Living In The Truth

Authentic [aw-then-tik]: not false or copied; genuine; real.

Over the past year, I have attempted to become more authentic. Something that I have craved to be well before this year. I have, as I always had, yearned to be a better person, to live in nothing but truth - to be the person I was meant to be, & fully embrace that change.

It has not been easy to except this journey I continue on, but nonetheless, I welcome it. Living in the truth, no matter what that truth is & no matter how much it hurts to face that truth sometimes is a daily struggle.

And living in the truth, striving to be authentic, has cost me greatly.

I have come to realize that even though I embrace the truth, others do not. This has cost me friendships, put a strain on some relationships, & caused me to question & see things differently than I ever had before.

Over time, I have rearranged my priorities & put myself before others. Something that I have NEVER done before. And, well, this hasn't sat well with some. As I think back, this blog was created as a direct result of me putting me on the top of my list. Remember?

Yes. Things are different. Things were not made to always stay the same. People were not made to stay the same either. And, as much as I hate to admit it, while I do have regrets, I am not sorry for how things are now.

I am a better person bc of my quest to be authentic. It is my journey - no one else's. The person that I am & who I continue to be is so much better than the person I ever dreamed of being.

So, yes, I'll continue on my way - being genuine, real, not false, bc in the end, the rewards are far more greater than I imagined.
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  1. Amen. I think that it is very important to be authentic!

  2. Shannon. I totally understand and can relate to when you put yourself first and changed your priorities, FINALLY, that it didn't sit well with some. Over the last 3 years I'm adopted the "don't take it personally" approach - it helps me tremendously. Some people don't like the decisions I make and I don't take it personally - I'm loving and kind, but I too need to put myself first. Thank you for sharing. You seem like a beautiful woman - I read your profile. :-)

    Keeping it Personal, Teri

  3. Great post! I agree, being authentic is a lot easier than being anything else!


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