There have been times in my life where I have felt pressure to become a person that I am not, in order to please another. I can recall, visiting relatives, friends and strangers and dressing a certain way or behaving in a particular manner; not in line with who I am; in order to be accepted. It feels nice to be liked by others; I know; but not at the expense of not being true to yourself. No matter how hard you try to please, not everyone is going to like you and that is OK. So let go of trying to be what others want you to be and be true to yourself.

Don’t let fear of rejection or of being disliked stop you from being you. By being yourself you will attract the right people into your life. The people who will except you as you are.

What some people see as imperfections or flaws within you; others will see as qualities, character and essence. Life is so much easier and enjoyable when you stop pretending.

So embrace your authenticity and the ease of being you.