I know I am. One of the hardest things to do is to fully be myself. It's much easier to follow a safe path, rather than venture out into the unknown. It's much easier to fantasize. It's much harder to be yourself when what you are is not the status quo. It's so hard believe & chase a dream when I'm so scared of failure; negative judgement by those close to me, and filled self-doubt. But perhaps fighting those fears, and embracing your light is what it means to truly grow up.
"No one lights a lamp in order to hide it behind a door" but isnt that what we do? we should all seek the courage to stop hiding our lights.
I don't know much people who have fully accepted who they are, flaws & all. I haven't met people who truly follow their passions & chase their dreams. Most of us are still running, avoiding who we are.
I guess it's all about weighing options, in my case I don't have a kid to consider, a husband to worry about, I only have me but yet I'm filled with excuses. And still don't have the guts to say "Fuck it! This is what I am, This is my passion, This is what I want" but I'm taking baby steps.
To the few living without masks, shining your lights brightly & letting yourselves grow, congratulations!
quote from one of my favorite authors- Paulo Coelho in - The Witch of Portobello - which u can read the first chapter legally & for free here.