Be Who You Truly Are

This weekend was my birthday. I just turned 31! Today I'm going to share with you my favorite lesson that I learned in my 31st year.

My favorite lesson for my 31st year of life is: Don't be afraid to be who you truly are. I'm a private person and I reserve a lot of my deepest thoughts and feelings just for the people who are closest to me. I think that is a good and healthy thing to do, but I know that I have more to share with the world. Now I'm making YouTube videos so I'm stepping out and I am communicating with hundreds of people at a time about things that I feel are important. It's been a little bit of a stretch but I am feeling more like who I was always meant to be.

I feel more like I am expressing the fullness (or more of the fullness) of who I am. I have the potential to be effecting people for the better and making the world a more positive place. I've always known that I wanted to be a great communicator. I've had classes on public speaking and writing, always with the purpose of communicating important truths to others. Being able to communicate who I really am, what I really think, and lessons that I've learned to help other people have better lives is a very important value to me. It’s something that I have at times been afraid to do. This year I have decided to, and learned to, not be afraid of sharing my truest self with people. It is not always the easiest thing to do but I am doing it. I am happy doing it. The more I do it, the easier it's getting.

What things are you afraid of? How can you face that fear head on and keep facing that fear until it becomes something that you're very comfortable doing? Leave me a comment below and let me know. And don't forget to wish me a happy birthday! πŸ˜‰