Every day we are confronted with social media. We are constantly being able to see what's happening with other people worldwide. Having a window into their lives can be great, but it can also be very deceiving, and we tend to forget how small that window actually is. The little bit we can see makes it look like everyone has a 'picture-perfect' life.
In the past, I always tried to make sure everything appeared great.
My morning routine consisted of putting on my 'happy mask' and my 'self-sufficient mask.' I always wanted people to think I was always happy and never needed anything, even when that wasn't true. In 2014 I started going through a Pure Desire book called "Behind the Mask." This was the start of my journey of removing all the different 'masks' I wore and learning to live authentically. Since then, I have also gone through a Celebrate Recovery group and am now leading a group of amazing women through another Pure Desire book called "8 pillars for women". It has been absolutely fantastic, and I am constantly learning new things about myself. (Pure Desire now offers a new material simular to 8 Pillars called Unraveled... so good!!)
Living a life of authenticity can be challenging at times.
It's not always fun letting people in and feeling vulnerable. But boy, is it worth it! I now have a sense of freedom from my past and can focus on what the future has in store for me. Below are a few websites listed if you want to learn more about Celebrate Recovery, the Pure Desire books, and more. If you have any questions for me or would like me to write a blog post going into more depth about some of the different things I struggle with and how I'm working through it, please shoot me a message.
Unraveled Podcast: https://puredesire.org/podcast/the-female-addict-unraveled/
Behind the Mask: https://puredesire.org/shop/behind-the-mask/
Behind the Mask Podcast: https://puredesire.org/podcast/behind-the-mask/