How free do you feel to be YOU in all areas of your life?
One of my first favorite albums as a kid was Free to Be You and Me, a project put out by Marlo Thomas and a bunch of celebrity friends. The goal was to introduce concepts of peace, acceptance, equality, and empowerment to kids in the form of songs and short skits.
If you haven’t heard it, I highly recommend that you go listen to it! It screams of the 70s, and I know it will make you laugh. Especially the bit where Mel Brooks and Marlo Thomas pretend to be babies!
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Many of the things I learned from that album stuck with me. Which is why it was hard for me to understand when other kids would be aggressive and mean- the exact opposite of what I learned on that album.
As I grew up, I didn’t always feel free to just be me. Sometimes, I had to cover up who I really was in order to feel safe and accepted. Feeling safe and secure in my relationships was often more important than being myself. However, NOT being myself also presented me with some major problems!
Lots of people I have known over the years have shared similar stories about feeling the need to suppress who they are in relationships. In this week’s live show, I’ll be sharing stories about when I wasn’t myself in relationships, how that affected my life, and what I did about it.
My hope is that if you are noticing a disconnect between who you feel you are on the inside versus how you are with others, this episode of Growing in Uncertainty will help with that.
Remember, it’s totally okay to be STUCK, but you don’t have to stay there!