I have made this today. Following on from yesterday's post about depression, I found this quote quite apt. I think depression and insecurity go hand in hand and we do (I know I do) sometimes wear a different mask, or in this pictures case, a head, for differing occasions.
For years I used to do the circuit of entertaining and singing. You would think I had loads of confidence to do that, but no. I'd like to get there early to set up before anyone was there, then I would be ready with my back to the wall for people to come in and greet me, never the other way round. I hated going into a room full of strangers all staring at you.
Now I'm going to share with you my secret. two little words........AS IF......
It involves just a little bit of acting but nobody knows that. You walk in to a room and act 'as if' you are walking down a red carpeted catwalk. You are a model wearing the latest fashions, beautiful shoes and jewels.
You act 'as if' you are as brave as a lion, even though your heart may be doing a clog dance.
Believe me, it works. I've been doing it so long it's second nature to me. But now at my age I don't really need it as I lead a completely different lifestyle. I'm now a stay at home gal!
And I'm so glad I don't have to act 'as if' when I'm talking to you, all my wonderful blogland friends.
God Bless you all,
Love and Hugs
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I wonder what mask I'm wearing today? I haven't thought about having a cat one, but sometimes I do feel like the cowardly lion. I'll have to try that "as if" trick!
Isn't life better when you can just be yourself? Treat others as you want to be treated? My problem?? is that I talk to everyone. Even street urchins I have always found it facinating what people tell you when you listen. My hubby KNOWS I don't give a rat's patoot what people think. He enjoys the challenge.
I always love your artwork, you have an artistic personality and now I know you always have had.
After years of insecurity and feeling that I had to be "on" as an officer's wife, it is such a relief to just be me all the time!
Thanks for the blog, dear June!
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