A recent post by Peter Wells at Counting Ducks mentioned a phrase something along the lines of “Living life inside out”. That reminded me of a post I’d written some time ago with a similar theme and I decided to post most of it again for newer readers below.
Living Life Inside Out
I used to keep nearly all of myself hidden deep inside, afraid as to how the world would react if they could see the real me. And, sometimes, when I screwed up enough courage to let a little of myself out as a youngster and even as an adult, sure-enough there were often people who delighted in making fun of me or ridiculing my ideas. So, I’d go run and hide inside again. It hurt too much to have people I loved and respected ridicule me or my ideas, or worse to me in some ways, completely ignore or not acknowledge the changes I was making and the creations I began to share.
But over time, as I continued working on myself, I began to attract more people into my life who I could count on to celebrate the changes and creations occurring from within me that I increasingly shared with the world. Many of you are a huge part of that, and I’ll be forever grateful.
With your “likes”, “following”, comments, readership, and best of all, friendship, I am living my life inside-out, sharing the real me, and loving life much more than I’ve ever done before.
Thank you for the role that you’ve played in this wonderful transformation.