I've recently finished a couple of parenting books that mention this a lot, being authentic. So, I started thinking about what that means for me. Am I authentic? I don't know. I'm not sure what my authentic self is. Maybe I've sort of lost who I am. I've never quite fit into any group. Through the years I've learned to keep my mouth shut about a lot of things because what I think is usually not taken very well even among people that are like-minded in a lot of ways. My lifestyle requires moving around frequently so I'm constantly thrust into new groups and have to try to make new friends in unfamiliar places. I guess I've found it hard to be myself when I'm frequently put situations where I'll be rejected for that. Lately, I've been bothered by feeling like I'm not being true to myself. So, how do I find out who my authentic self is and get her back?
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1/6/08 at 6:06pm