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It's Amazing

I was just updating my cover photo over on FB; and, it really brought it home how much I censor myself on there because of my family. Oh, I have no doubt they love me; but, there are many in my family that are so dogmatic and rigid in their line of belief that...well - yeah.

The funny thing is, the images I was considering posting weren't "all that". However, it would 'rub it in their faces' that I'm not exactly walking to the same drummer they are.

I wonder how many other decisions I make that are subconsciously restricting me from pursuing my goals, dreams, desires, etc because of those in my life? If I had a full blown change of the guard, how drastically would my life change? If I didn't worry about other's opinions at all, not even a bit...if I didn't worry about hurt feelings or negative impact on those around me...what changes would I implement in my life to be who I really am, rather that who I have to be to please/not-hurt those in my life?

A question I'll have to give some serious thought.

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jabamba
Jan. 8th, 2013 01:52 pm (UTC)
I went through a similar crisis when my family started joining FB, too. While I don't let it ALL out, I did decide that it's okay that my Mom knows that I'm a smart ass. I'm not overly offensive, of course because that's just not me. It's a delicate balance, which is why I still come here to vent :)

Hi!
quantum_kitty
Jan. 8th, 2013 06:25 pm (UTC)
It can be really difficult. I am so very different than my family. Glad you are still around on here.
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