human behind the post
On Halloween we get to be whoever and whatever we want.
But maybe Halloween isn’t the only day we choose to wear a mask. A mask can provide the security that as Humans we need for survival. It is something we hide behind to protect ourselves from our own insecurities, past experiences, and judgment.
Once I realized I was wearing a mask, I decided it needed to be taken off.
I came to this realization when I finished college and decided to move to Arizona. Not finished college as in graduated, finished as in I quit.
I didn’t have a plan, a next step, or a path to follow. I decided the first thing I needed to do was get my mind and my body in a good place. The only way to do this was to begin taking my mask apart, piece by piece. By taking care of ME I was able to get to know the raw, organic version of myself.
We are beginning to hear the words “raw” and “organic” more and more, which is amazing.
Raw can be thought of as strong, undisguised, uncooked, fresh.
Organic feels integrated and harmonious. Both living and biological.
Realizing what these words mean about me as a person has intensified my respect for what they mean about my food choices. It’s another way for me to anchor to the decision I made to no longer hide from who I am.
After all, you are what you eat. 🙂
When I first became a personal trainer, I spent a lot of time trying to perfect myself. I felt I could not help others until I was the faultless example of what it means to be healthy.
However, I realize this image I was trying to fulfill does not exist.
There is always something new to learn and there is always something new to try.
I would be very upset if at 23 years old I knew absolutely everything I needed to know about being a trainer and living a healthier lifestyle.
There would be no growth.
Now instead of feeling inadequate about a topic someone brings up that I know nothing about, I get excited to learn. On this continuous journey, we are all teachers and we are all students.
Embrace both roles and feel free to take the mask off.
You will feel free, indeed.
Creep on Megan
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