Carly, I think you are spot on when it comes to hiding yourself from others. I assume we all do this to some extent mostly to our detriment. I did not start recognize this myself until about a year ago. It is still a struggle as I am only out to about a dozen friends and family members.
What I have found recently is that now I am aware I am not engaging 100% with friends that don’t know about me. This presents a new conundrum as I am not yet ready to be out 100% nor do I want to alienate those close to me.
I assume as we work on ourselves and become more comfortable in our own skin, our comfort will radiate and bring us closer to our friends and family.
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