One thought on “How to Be Yourself When You’ve Worn a Mask for Too Long

  • August 26, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Early in my life I learned to “make nice”. Never confront or “make a fuss”. I have discovered the best way to show your “real authentic self, is to live alone,and have a dog/s for company. I grew up as the eldest of 6 siblings. Dessent and arguments were a way of life. As for having privacy, there was no shuch thing. I left home at 18 and went to another city and got a job and lived in one room w/ an elderly woman who couldn’t climb the stairs. I was the only renter, and it was quiet when I was there. I could read and sleep in quiet. No one pawed thru my personal possessions, or criticized my clothes. All 6 of us siblings had slept in the same room with 3 sets of bunk beds. Here I had a double bed all to myself! I have been called anti social and aloof, but I am really a loner who enjoys her own company,and I am a party of one. I don’t apologize for that. . This is bad to say, but when I dated , I preferred married men, because they always had to get up and go “home” eventually. Sometimes in a rush”. I never wanted anyone to “spend the night”. My pleasure of having the bed all to myself has never gotten dull and taken for granted. I have inner resourses I have not used yet. I can truthfully say I have yet to be bored with my solitary lifestyle..I prefer the midnight shift , Clients/patients are asleep and only a few supervisors.. I enjoy walking with my dogs in the woods and soaking up the phytoncides exuding from the pine trees. Life is good! thanks for listening.


Join the Conversation!

We invite you to share your thoughts and tell us what you think in this public forum. Before posting, please read our blog moderation guidelines. A first name or pseudonym is required and will be displayed with your comment. Your email address is also required, but will be kept private. (Please note that we use gravatars here, which are tied to your email address.) A website/blog/twitter address is optional.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *