Staying Natural with the Journey!

 I strive to be a natural human in this project. I want others around me, in interviews & when they meet me, face-to-face to see the natural me; an aspect I have been working on for some time.  I am experienced with professionalism. I have been trained to share the parts of me that are polished, articulate, and valuable to others. I have been taught to hide the parts that are sometimes ugly, frustrating, annoyed, or opinionated.   Creativity and individualism were genuinely trimmed down to a manageable quark in fear of being offensive to others. Much like a gypsy who had to assimilate into society, I have hidden my artistic, true self!  But with this project, I wish to be my natural self, even my annoying habits or traits:  ~ I do not want to hide the fact that I struggle with pronouncing author’s names.   ~ I do not need to hide that often I fear the aspect of reaching out to others that I do not know.   ~ I do not wish to protect myself from going on camera-- sometimes I have bad hair days and often do not wear any makeup!    ~ I will not hide the fact that I am a novice audio editor and the podcasts can sound a bit rough.   ~ I am a creative individual who is sometimes frazzled, often humbled and regularly struggling.  The truth is that letting this side of me shine is a new place for me. I am stepping away from the training that has served me well for many years regarding my professionalism and protecting myself.  I will always strive to be the polished professional that I am familiar with, but in those moments when my natural gypsy peeks through my exterior—I  wish to be okay with that and share that part of myself as well.  Are you showing your natural self to others?   

I strive to be a natural human in this project. I want others around me, in interviews & when they meet me, face-to-face to see the natural me; an aspect I have been working on for some time.

I am experienced with professionalism. I have been trained to share the parts of me that are polished, articulate, and valuable to others. I have been taught to hide the parts that are sometimes ugly, frustrating, annoyed, or opinionated. 

Creativity and individualism were genuinely trimmed down to a manageable quark in fear of being offensive to others. Much like a gypsy who had to assimilate into society, I have hidden my artistic, true self!

But with this project, I wish to be my natural self, even my annoying habits or traits:

~ I do not want to hide the fact that I struggle with pronouncing author’s names. 

~ I do not need to hide that often I fear the aspect of reaching out to others that I do not know. 

~ I do not wish to protect myself from going on camera-- sometimes I have bad hair days and often do not wear any makeup!  

~ I will not hide the fact that I am a novice audio editor and the podcasts can sound a bit rough. 

~ I am a creative individual who is sometimes frazzled, often humbled and regularly struggling.

The truth is that letting this side of me shine is a new place for me. I am stepping away from the training that has served me well for many years regarding my professionalism and protecting myself.

I will always strive to be the polished professional that I am familiar with, but in those moments when my natural gypsy peeks through my exterior—I  wish to be okay with that and share that part of myself as well.

Are you showing your natural self to others?