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Behind the mask

Another day begins and I drag my weary self to the mirror and choose who am going to be the day.

Most of the time I have to pick between’ jovial Tessie’, ‘people pleasing and low tolerance Tessie’ or everyone’s favourite ‘flawless Tessie’ . I allow the situations around me to dictate my who I should be because I just can’t stand behind myself.
Because behind this mask is a Tessie with so many flaws and is afraid to let the world see them because they might just redicule her. Her eyes are overflowing wells of tears that she just can’t display, otherwise the world will call her weak and cowardly. They say darkness is used to hide our hurts, faults, fears, failures, and flaws.
But in the light, we bring them all out into the open and admit who we really are.
But if I’m not ready for the world to see who I really am?

The journey of self acceptance isn’t an easy one. It is a silent battle that everyone fights through. It is a battle I have fought through. Despite the many demons I had to face I came out victorious and learned to love and appreciate myself even more.

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Published by tessie

I am everything that I choose to be but above all, I am a storyteller, a lover art in it's many forms. I am an artist as much as I am a work of art. I will always cherish this passion for it is who I am.

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