Let me go all out and spill everything this week. Here are the 5 most embarrassing things to know about me. And want to know the best thing? I love these things about me.
But, that wasn’t always the case.
These are things that others have pointed out to me over the years. I’ve chosen to create a meaning around them. Some of them I’ve shrugged off easily. Others have set me off on a bit of a life quest to eliminate, only to return back to them wholeheartedly months or years later. And others were upsetting and hurtful when they were first drawn to my attention.
Yet what I’ve discovered over years of essentially reclaiming my embarrassing truths is that they all make me who I am. And that while these things could very well be embarrassing to others, simply put – who cares?
In fact, what I’ve noticed is that me being me and owning these truths actually gives those around me permission to let go a little. To be more themselves. Or to at least be inspired to search for that part of them that also wants to care a little less.
And don’t be confused here – I’m not suggesting you go about your life ‘not caring’. That’s not what I’m saying. I am saying what you care about very much starts with you. What you care about has to be seeded in your own heart, your own feet, your own mind. Worrying about what others think or feel about you being you is something you will never ever get control over. You cannot predict how other people will perceive things, even if you think you can. For all you know they’re more worried about themselves than your embarrassing truths.
So, here goes, the 5 most embarrassing truths about me:
- I’ll wear joggers with anything. I simply don’t care. I like to feel comfortable. And I like walking. Yep – that means with a dress if need be. ?
- I’ve been told I must be ‘tone-deaf’, but I’ll sing anyway. Because I LOVE it. And yep that means I’m the one calling you up to attend the Carols by Candelight.
- I don’t wear make-up. Barely ever. I tried to put some foundation on this week and it was like my skin instantly screamed get me off this sux! so doubt I’ll try that again anytime soon. I don’t mind a bit of mascara, I quite like my eyelashes. But it also annoys me that it flakes off all the time and my eyes get itchy. So, I don’t wear make-up.
- I put my gut first. Okay so perhaps that’s not so embarrassing in itself, but here’s what I mean—there’s a few things that I know completely trigger my gut and make me feel urrgghhh. So, if I’m at a restaurant, café, takeaway place I have zero shame in listing out every single thing in precise detail. And then repeating myself. And then if the food still shows up with the stuff on it, I’ll politely explain I simply can’t have it. And no, I’m not ‘allergic’, but still please remove the stuff, it makes me feel uurrrgghhh. (And yep this one sometimes trips me up and I get all upset inside instead of speaking up, but I tell you what I really do speak up 90% of the time these days and it feels freakin’ awesome!).
- Early to bed, early to rise. I ❤ my sleep. Always have. I also totally ❤ my early nights. Inviting me out to dinner that starts at 9pm? No thank you, I’ll be sipping herbal tea and climbing into bed. Want to go to a concert? That’s a toughie, cause I do love music, can someone please switch start times to 5pm? Thank you muchly. My family used to tease me about this one, I literally would finish watching my TV show each night, at 8:30pm, I’d immediately stand up and say goodnight. I’m talking about the days where all the cool kids at school would be staying up to midnight. No thank you! And it’s totally stuck with me through adulthood. I’ve learnt that this is part of my DNA and the more I stand up for this the better I feel—way more energised, focused and in my own flow.
So, here’s the deal. I just shared mine, what’s yours?
You’ll be surprised how liberating it can be to name the things in your life that could very well be embarrassing to others yet make you who you are.
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