On Being Honest


Hi, my name is Megan, and I feel like when you meet you, you already know me.

I put it all out there, wear my heart on my sleeve, and just pretty much show who I am up front. Sure, I have many, many layers the further you get, but I also feel like I am just a straight shooter.

This is me. All of me. I’m not afraid of showing you. I’m not afraid of talking about my challenges, my triumphs, my struggles, my gains, my past, my dreams, my indecision, my insecurities.

I’m just open. I’ve become even more open after my divorce. No topic is off the table for discussion. Seriously, ask my friends. Wait, don’t. Haha. They know too much.

Yet, after I lay it all out and talk through the things that are on my mind, I sometimes begin to question and feel insecure.

Like, geez. I just laid it all out there. I sound like the craziest/neediest/most insecure person ever. What is wrong with me? Am I the only one?

I have found though, that the more I lay it all out there, other people start opening up around me and sharing. Showing me things that are close to their heart.

 

For me, it’s easy to tell you what is on my heart. I want to share it.

Most don’t, apparently. It’s can be hard for them to peel away their outer shell and show their most hidden feelings.

Yet, when we all start sharing, we begin to see that we are not alone! We are not crazy! I am not the only person who has felt this!

And isn’t that just amazing to feel sometimes?

Recently, I called my sister and shared with her some of my insecurities and was like, “What is wrong with me?” She then went on to share that she has felt the same things at some point. Yet, when she was going through them we weren’t as close as we are now, and she just never told me about them.

Oh, I’m not crazy.

Maybe the only thing I am is a crazy oversharer who is not afraid to be open.

This is all just an affirmation to myself that it is okay to be just the way I am. I am honest and vulnerable. That is okay. I shouldn’t change. I shouldn’t be ashamed. I should just be the way I am.

Isn’t this is a funny lesson we have to learn over and over? Hopefully, the more we learn, the more we realize that when we are most honest and true to ourselves, the bigger the blessing we are to those around us.

So go on, be honest with yourself and be real with the world out there. They will appreciate it.

PS – I have literally kept this article open on my browser for over a week now because I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I just like to reread it occasionally. Don’t be fooled by the title. It’s not just about when things are going wrong. It is just an article with so much perspective.


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