Hello my lovelies!
Lately I have been thinking about what this world would look like if we all welcomed vulnerability into our lives? When we admit that we don't have it all together instead of pretending we do, interesting things happen.
Is your ego freaking out right now as I say this? Because if anyone got a glimpse of who we REALLY are they might not like us. Actually we are SURE they won't like us, so we put on a little show. This show probably involves what you wear, how you behave in public, what you say to your boss, what you put up on facebook, and a million other things.
So in the spirit of making myself vulnerable, I will give you a few examples of things I know I do to make people believe I am a fully confident and well put together human...
1. I have never mentioned on this blog that I have always had a completely unrelated job aside from all the stuff I do for beautiful-vegan. That's because I feel embarrassed that I am not savvy enough or popular enough to only be running this site... (some day though).
2. I also pretty much never mention that I have had a cane for the past several years due to a brutal accident I was in, because it makes me look like I am not able to heal myself, even as a mostly raw vegan who does yoga...
3. I do feel beautiful now, but in my school years I felt like a real loser, had no confidence and saw myself as ugly. I pretended I didn't care when people made fun of me, even though I wished I could just sit down and tell them that it hurt me so badly... Actually I still have people leaving me comments like "tattoos are ugly", or "you're not that beautiful", but I delete them...
There are so many more, but I'll tell you what it means to me to be honest with you; Freedom. I have been writing these posts and making silly videos for over 5 years now, and I want to just be myself around you :)
I can promise you that even though I am nowhere near perfect I am really trying my best to inspire positive change on this planet through my little blog, and with my every day interactions. It's all I think about. And how do I change the world? I change myself. I bust through my obstacles one by one, and I give as much of myself as I can.
Maybe you will try this exercise yourself. It's liberating to be vulnerable, and I think it might invite people in more, and make them feel comfortable around you. As for politicians admitting imperfection... don't hold your breath; but each one of us is a leader!