February 13, 2019 velerawilson

Each time I’ve revealed a layer of me it’s gotten easier,  like a weight has lifted each time and I’m just a little lighter to open my heart up to share my true feelings – good or bad- to discuss an uncomfortable topic, to resolve conflict. Each time, I feel like I’m getting closer to being more of myself– those around me know me, and they’re still there loving me. And for those that don’t, I accept that they couldn’t handle my truth. Realize that some people will not be able to handle your truth – but the only way to know that is for you to give it to them. Create an environment for yourself that alienates those that can’t accept you for who you are- flawed, yet beautiful, but most importantly, honest with yourself and those around you. It’s a gift that not everyone should be privileged to have