But what if we're already there?
What if this journey is not about coming into who we are, but taking off what we're not?
All our lives, we are shaped by others' views, perceptions, and labels of who they think we are. We may bend to accommodate those ideas, based on where we are in our lives.
But as we get older, we start to remove some of those ideas. We realize that these old ideas and notions may not fit who we are at the core.
And so we step out.
And people say we have changed.
But is it that we are changing, or simply letting who we already are finally emerge?
Maybe a little of both.
In the same way that we rid ourselves of clothes that are stained, unflattering or, simply, no longer fit, so must we rid ourselves of those ideas (and, at times, those people) that stain our spirit, those who are not flattering to who we are and who we want to be, and those ideas that no longer fit what we think.
It's time find the confidence to step of that shell and let who we are emerge.
Is it changing?
But changing to become happy with who we are...that's a change for the better.
Have you ever had to let go of anything or anyone to let your true self emerge?