“Think about whether you have been trying to be someone else. Have you been playing a role? Are you wearing a mask?”
No. There isn’t anyone to be playing a role towards in my life right now.
Sure, I have different “masks” in my life – but it’s not me pretending to be something I am not. I have work me, neighbor me, dog momma me, and the rest of my life me. All of them are me – even if work me & neighbor me doesn’t share all the information about my life and if the dogs don’t understand it.
Even me trying to get back to the old me is not a mask. It’s not me pretending to be someone else.
Even “fake it until you make it” and “smile at everyone, even if you don’t want to smile” doesn’t seem like I am pretending to be something I am not. I am not playing a role – I am just trying to make it my way of life.
I am not trying to be something I am not or pretending to be someone else.
I am just trying to figure out who I am right now and who I want to be and where I am going.