I think we have all met people who seem perfect, right clothes , right partner, right life, they seem well off and really happy, and we wonder how they are so perfect, no problems, you know.
It’s hard for some people to admit or openly accept their flaws or problems especially because they have established a reputation that makes them seem like semi gods or most are just really private like that.
I think it’s a good thing and very important to be very conscious about who and how one puts their vulnerabilities out there for the world to see. It takes a lot of courage and confidence in one self to be able to say, I have this problem or I struggled with this or am going through that. But I believe that sometimes what our friends or the people around need is someone to identify with. They need to know that it’s not just them going through something and that’s it’s okay to make a mistake.
As a writer, it’s more difficult because most of what I write about is personal experience or individual thoughts. That means I have to be confident and open enough to write about my feelings and not feel “naked” in front of the readers. I always hope that someone identifies with me and hopefully I can offer advice and vice versa.
To be able to write about life, I need to be able to wear my scars (my good and bad experiences) on my sleeve and say, yes I have made mistakes, I have struggled with this and that but that doesn’t mean am not good enough or I have a problem. It means that I went through something and am proud of the person of I have become after a certain experience. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?
It means that I am willing to talk about my experiences without worrying about what others have to say or think about me because I know who I am and have no problem relating with someone with a similar problem I once had and helping out.
I wear my scars like armor because they help me remember how STRONG I am, they remind me that if I went through that, I can go through this and I can go through Anything!!
(Note : Phillipians 4:13)
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