Dating for authentic people
Little by little, my catering to other people had chipped away at my identity until I became unrecognizable to me. Don’t get me wrong; it was a lot of fun trying on all different colors.I tried on beautiful shades of magenta, tangerine, gold, coral, and periwinkle—but none of them felt quite right. Here are 10 things we can do to be more authentic: We love what, and whom, we love. This is the person we were created to be, for the most part.
I haven’t dated in just over a year and the last time I did it was with a guy who was passive aggressive and scared me enough to recluse back into the hole I’d crawled out of.
When we apologize for who we are or what we love, we send a message to ourselves that we are not enough and need to be fixed.
I used to spend a lot of time apologizing for who I was; I felt like a burden to other people.
I appreciate that the word has become a bit clichéd in recent years, hijacked by big businesses that use it to sell themselves as trustworthy, but bear with me!
Authentic is one of my words of 2017 (along with joy and connection).Being genuine, being real, is no doubt what attracts our friends to us, and vice versa.