I’ve been told all my life that I’m a dreamer.
“You’re too daydreamy.” “You’ve got your head in the clouds.” “You are always escaping into a fantasy world.”
For the longest time I felt that these things were criticisms. They made me feel defeated and awful. I felt like I was doing something wrong. So I tried to hide those “escape moments”. I hid who I really was and tried to become who I thought others thought I should be.
I was miserable.
I am glad those times are over and i have learned to accept who I am! I am different…I am a little weird sometimes, and I dance to the beat of my own drum. Do you know what else I am? HAPPY! I love not caring what others will think if I like this song…that show…those books.
Too often we allow the opinions of others to dictate who we are. And we live in a world of miserable people because of this! So sad.
It is hard to be yourself because it means making yourself vulnerable. Vulnerability is nearly as hard as forgiveness. It requires setting aside that shield we often hide behind.
“Vulnerability is the state of being open to injury, or appearing as if you are.”
It is also a strength.