Nothing Left Unsaid
A wise man once said, “If you sit on the fence, you’ll get splinters in your ass.” Metaphorically speaking, it’s hard to disagree; playing it safe and failing to communicate the essence and purity of your feelings will just leave you with a big dose of pain and/or regret in the end.
In the past this has been me; glued to the fence, too scared to express the real me in fear of upsetting and annoying people. Through the accumulation of time and experience, though, I’ve morphed into a human who understands the need and importance of saying what needs to be said. We all have our reasons for refraining from expressing ourselves, be it through fear, expectations, worry and societal conditioning. But, you know what? Now’s the time to flick a big middle finger up to that hypothesis and to start being true to yourself and to who you really are.
Conduct a deep introspective examination of yourself, your values, your beliefs and your motivations. Start to think about whom that person inside you really is, what they stand for and then consider the areas in your life that stand in disharmony to this notion.
Now, I’m not advocating that you start shouting your mouth off in every compass point possible, merely that you need to start asserting yourself every now and again in whatever spheres of your life require it. These interactions, perhaps with those close to you may be hard, but the more you declare the real you, the easier it’ll get. People will either respect your stance or they will not, but who cares? It’s your life, not theirs. As you begin on this journey of speaking up, just remember to believe in yourself, trust your instincts and back yourself the whole damn way, because no one else will.