~Part 4 in the Self-Deception Series~
~ Are you brave enough to be unapologetically you? ~
Jeffree Star has a lot of titles and he wears them proudly on his skin (model, fashion designer, makeup artist, DJ, singer-songwriter artist and entrepreneur). Jeffree doesn’t just bend the rules, he obliterates them. Granted, he may be an extreme example of staying true to oneself, but many of us need these types of examples to jumpstart our efforts and help push us forward. I know I do.
I have made some progress on the realness front over the past year. As I’ve said before, I now tell people how I really feel when asked. I have also learned to say “no”. I don’t need to be liked by everyone, nor do I need to be thought of as the nice one.
The next phase is more complicated. Over the past several years, I have gained a substantial amount of weight. In a sense, I feel that this was a way of hiding my true self — creating a barrier that kept people at bay. There was a time when I needed that buffer, but no longer. So, the next phase of my self-discovery and development is to remove the physical layers I have accumulated over the years.
Wish me luck!
Photo credit: Jeffree Star photographed by Devin Mitchell of Devinography