When it comes to the six traits that I admire most, honesty ranks right up there next to responsible, hard-working, funny, loyal, and motivated. It should be no surprise then that I have always been pretty open & honest with you. In my life, I've always strived to be true to myself, my family, and, you, my friends & fans. If I can't lay my soul bare when I need to the most, then when can I?

We all go through struggles in life, myself included, and by sharing my feelings I aim to do two things: show people that it's okay to talk about things that bother you, and, that by sharing your feelings you can begin to move forward from that which aims to hold you back.

I've never been a fan of Christina Aguilera, but she said something once that resonated with me: "What I am saying is there is nothing fake about what I do. I'm up-front, I'm real, I'm honest, and I'm open with my feelings." I related to her words, because that's exactly who I am.

The truth is, I don't know how to be anything other than who I am. I've never been a good liar, and I've never been able to pretend that I'm something I'm not. With me, what you see is what you get. Good or bad, like it or hate it, it is what it is.

With this starkness comes honesty. Sometimes I need to talk, to express myself, and as a writer, putting those feelings down in words is only natural. I'm not afraid to lay myself bare to others, because I don't derive any weakness from that. I think weakness is trying to hide behind a mask, only to watch that mask crumble under all the weight it's carrying.

Sharing my trying times has helped me to break free from the shackles of my feelings, and now things are moving on the upswing. So thanks for listening, and if you ever need me...I'm right here.

Have a fantastic day,



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