Open-minded

I’m emptying my cup.

Sometimes it’s scary.

Sometimes things you’ve believed your whole life turn out not to be true.

Sometimes people you thought were untrustworthy are the ones telling the truth.

It’s important to consider that you might be wrong.

That the other person might be right.

To weigh all sides before reaching a decision.

Sometimes the crazy person’s argument makes the most sense.

Sometimes truth comes from unexpected places.

Be open to it.

I don’t want to be afraid anymore

I was ashamed.

I let fear run my life.

I lied because I was afraid of what she’d say.  Afraid of what she’d do.  Afraid of how she’d feel.

Would she do if she thought I was as awful as I thought I was?  Would she leave me?

I thought I was a terrible person.  I couldn’t let anyone know how terrible I was.  No one would want to be with someone as terrible as me.

I was never good enough for me.

I had to pretend to be someone else.  To conceal my true self.

To wear a mask.

Wearing a mask all the time is exhausting.  I was always afraid of being found out.

The only time I could relax was when I was alone.

I’m tired of wearing a mask.

I’m tired of being afraid.

Taking the mask off is scary.

People will judge me.

What if no one likes me anymore?

What if I lose everyone and everything I care about?