As parents and as humans, sometimes we feel the need to act like we have it all together all of the time. We are afraid to let people in, afraid to let people see the “real” us, flaws and all. We are afraid of failure, afraid that when people see the ugliness they will run away or want nothing to do with us. OR that that the facade will be up. When you live life this way, it all comes crashing down eventually. Trust me on this.
If I can give you a word of unwarranted advice, here it is:
- Let people in.
- Don’t be afraid to be real and ugly. Those worth being in your life won’t run. They’ll embrace you.
- Getting help doesn’t mean failure. It means you’re wise enough to know it’s time to reach out to others.
- No one is perfect. People are comforted to know your imperfections, because it makes them feel better about their own.
- Your life will be better for it.