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Five Minute Friday: REAL
real scares me. real is all the things i am when i'm not pretending. real is who i am when i'm all alone. real is who i am when i let my insecurities and weaknesses hang out. i don't always like the real me.
sometimes i think it is hard to be completely real with other people. i don't want to be weak. i don't want to complain about people in my life. i don't want to taint others views of what is going on around me. at the same time, i don't want to hide behind a life that i am portraying - that is exhausting.
life is hard work. relationships are hard work. even the good things are hard work and have rough times. i guess being real is being ok with sharing those times - even when it isn't pretty.
i love that i have friends that are completely transparent with me. when they share their struggles it makes me feel like i am not alone. i wonder if i could inspire others if i would just be real? i also wonder where the line is between ok to share and completely private - i don't know. maybe in another 27 years i'll figure it out.
real life is made to be shared.