Be true to yourself…

Be true to yourself, is an advice I have both heard and read multiple times… I have never been very good at listening to that advice. Instead, I have tried very hard to be what other people want from me. A chameleon, of sorts, I guess. Would you like to know what it has brought me? I will tell you: Unhappiness, depression, anxiety, insecurity, low self-esteem… yeah, all of that goodness! Essentially it has been making my life a pile of shit …

Now, at the age of 44 and a half, I finally begin to have the courage to be who I am, or at least to try to figure out who I am. It is not exactly easy, to be honest, I have been in this “chameleon” state for so long that I am unsure who the f**k I really am, and what I really enjoy.  A little late, I’d say…

So, to whoever decides to actually read this, I have one piece of advice: Be true to yourself. Do what YOU want to do with your life, and don’t try to satisfy other people’s expectations of you. Living up to other people’s expectations will give you nothing except heartache. I wish I had listened to this 25 years ago.

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