Have you ever wondered what life would be like if everyone said what they thought? If everyone was so real and honest that they were unafraid to be, say, or do whatever they wanted? I’ve always wondered how differently people would act if they truly knew how friends, teachers, role models, and even family honestly thought of them.
School has always had one constant for me. Through middle school, high school, and even college, I’ve always had a heightened sense of self-image. For me, school was not only a place to learn but also a place to meet new people and build relationships. With that comes the ever-present battle to present yourself in a way that looks good to others. Over the past several years, I found myself contorting to the expectations of others. If a group needs a funny guy I fill that role. If people expect me to be calm and collected, I try and fill that role. Even the church expecting me to be the perfect pastor’s kid had changed my persona.Read More