Why Authenticity is Important

If you’re a positive person, people assume that your life is sunshine and rainbows.

I find this is also true with all the youtube families I enjoy watching. I have seen people in the comment section asking about the creator’s perfect life and perfect relationship. I hate to bust those people’s bubbles, but there is no perfect life or relationship.

We all have our trials and tribulations. We all have fought back from some sort of darkness, whether it is the death of a loved one, the loss of a once great friendship, or just an inner struggle with ourselves. It is just that we want to give off a positive vibe to the world to keep everyone’s spirits elevated. Be honest no one would watch someone who filmed all of their fights with their significant others and other hard drama in their life. We, as viewers, want to see something that delivers a good message and makes ourselves as well as others smile.

I am the same way, though going through my chronic pain and everyday struggles have taught me to be more reflective about my issues and the well-wishes I need as I travel as diligently as possible through this journey. I have learned that not every day is perfect and that is okay. It is acceptable to be upset and miserable on some days. However, constant negative vibes will tend to send people the other way.

You have to be careful as to how you carry yourself. It is, of course, important for professional reasons as well. You do not want to seem like a negative beast to many of your potential employers. You also do not want to seem like someone who is high on mood enhancers.
It really is about not taking away from your authenticity while also putting your best foot forward. It is about evolving and growing as each year passes. It is about putting your priorities first. I am in no way suggesting to forget about others you love and care about, but instead to put their needs on a second playing field. We all need to take care of ourselves before we can care for others.

It is all about embracing self-love. Not in an arrogant sense of course, but instead embracing all of your flaws and moving forward despite all the people who told you that you would never amount to anything. It is all about being happy with yourself and the life you live, but this can only be done when you give yourself the utmost care!

Karla Culbertson

Karla is a 33 year old independent writer. She is wheelchair dependent due to Cerebral Palsy, chronic pain, and hip dysplasia, but she does not let that stop her from enjoying life. It is Karla's goal in life to inspire and uplift others. She loves writing positive blog posts that may have the potential of inspiring others and bettering their lives.

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