Anyone But Me

Halloween is the one day of the year where it’s okay to pretend to be someone else. 

We all know that places like Facebook and Instagram have given us a platform where we can protect ourselves from our true self by allowing others to only see what we want them to see. It sometimes feels like the perfect shield to wear in order to feel acceptance and validation.

This one version of our “self” often spills over into many other parts of our true self though as well which offers us the ability to mask our real feelings and push aside our needs with the hidden belief that it is the only way for us to be able to function or survive. 

I have been dealing with a tremendous amount of emotional pain recently and to be honest I’ve been laying in bed most nights lately wishing more than anything that I could be anyone but me right now. 

But unfortunately no genie in a bottle has magically appeared yet to grant me that one wish I want more than anything right now, nor do I really believe that if I were to dress up as Aladdin for Halloween it would actually come true. 

I do know though that I’m not the only person who has ever wished they could be someone else, anyone else for that matter, even if subconsciously. I also know that although it’s okay to wish we were as happy or as successful as someone else, it’s always best to find ways to be the best version of ourselves, that is, at least for the other 364 days of the year.

Quote: “Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.” ~ Judy Garland 

#Halloween #masks #trueself #bestversion #wishingiwassomeoneelse #acceptance #validation #mentalhealth #happiness 

Author: Kim Fluxgold

Wife, mom of 3 beautiful children, dog lover, creative sole and children's book Author. Sharing my journey with depression and anxiety through blogging in hopes of educating and ending the stigma.

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