One Version of Me

Am I the only one who has a certain version of me that I introduce to others? I've never sat down to write out her character sketch - which is surprising, considering the amount of time she fills in for the real me - but the most important point is that she is always smiling. She's someone who has it all together, if you know what I mean.

Sometimes I think of her as the Church Version of me.  Everything is fine, thankyouverymuch.

Just please don't dig below the surface.  


I've been giving authenticity a lot of thought lately.

Authenticity brings with it vulnerability …

And who enjoys that?


Having multiple versions of myself is exhausting.

I'm tired of censoring myself.  I'm tired of surface relationships.

But most of all, I'm tired of worrying about what other people might think.


The only way to avoid criticism is to say nothing.

Do nothing.

Be nothing.


So here I am.

One version.

No holds barred.

And no apologies.