The word Truth tends to make a person cringe. It’s raw, deep and absolute. Whether it’s in noun or verb form, it hits right to the core of things. To give someone the truth is one of the most simple, wonderful, exhilarating gifts you can give. So why do we fear it so?
I’m what you call an introvert. I love to observe, stay quiet, and take in the information provided to me during the day. With that said, I do love to meet new people and express my thoughts on topics that I’m passionate about. When asked, I give my most truthful opinion. But that’s the thing: I have to be asked. Providing my truth on my own free will is always difficult for me. I can’t even imagine being the girl that comes up to you and says…
Hi! I’m Amiyrah! I’m an introvert with anxiety who likes iced drinks from Starbucks but hot drinks from Dunkin Donuts. I have arachnophobia and I tend to get all sweaty and heart-throbby when I have to speak to more than 2 people at once. What’s your name?
Uh, nope. That will never be me. I think because I’m not THAT person, I’m able to willingly give up facts about my journey whenever someone asks. I dare to be truthful, but only if the situation arises. Well, I used to be that way. That all changed once I started to vlog. The outlet of creating videos has given me the ability to express my thoughts, my ridiculous humor, and my love of life and all things in it. Without being asked. Sharing my military journey, talking about family issues and just laughing at myself has shown me that it’s OK to release the Truth within you, even if no one’s asking. I DARE TO BE TRUTHFUL.
My hope is that one day, this transparency will bleed into other parts of my life. I’m not into sharing all of me, but I want to be as honest and open as I can. I deserve to evolve in that way, whether it’s on screen, in a post, or on the pages of a book. I’ll take that dare.
This week, I’m linking up with Shell for Pour Your Heart Out.