Reading Material

I haven’t given you too much to read as of late… I’m aware. But I’ve been doing a ton of reading. And news watching. And working. And running. And yoga-ing. And blogging has taken the back seat and maybe it will until July. Until then, I would like to share an article I had the pleasure of coming across (thanks Jess!) and get your thoughts!

20 Habits of Highly Authentic People
Click me to read!

After reading this article I realized two things.
1) I have not been the most authentic person throughout my life
2) I have thankfully become much more authentic in the past year

So I began to analyze what makes me genuine and where could I relate?

Authentic people:

1. They aren’t afraid to express their opinions even though those opinions might be different than the opinions of the majority.

In some ways I have always been true to myself and my identity- at the age of sixteen I was the person to go to if you wanted it straight. I was also the one in class fighting against every opinion that didn’t fit into my understanding of the world. I still find myself defending my beliefs on a day to day basis, go ahead, tell me sexism doesn’t exist. I’ll read you my manifesto.

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6. They allow their friends and people they meet to show their true selves.

Hell yes. The weirder we are, the better. And I love that we can all interpret life in such unique ways. Case in point, one flower, five ways:
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Some measures of authenticity I’m not sure about. Others I’m still striving for:

19. They let go of critical and ill-wishing people, although they don’t hold any bad feelings towards them.

Yep. I hold bad feelings towards people from time to time…

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Does that make me immature? Maybe…

And after reading this article, I was led me to the question- does authenticity come with age? Do you grow into it?!

When did you begin to feel most like your truest self?
What’re your thoughts on this article?

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6 thoughts on “Reading Material

  1. I am right there with you on having bad feeling towards certain people…I worry it makes affects me in a bad way, but then I read that meme and thought, “that is so true!” whatever. No one is perfect =)

    • We did the flower through paintnite- not sure if you have it in your area but I believe it’s a huge trend of the moment that’s popping up everywhere. It was held at a local tapas restaurant on a Wednesday. It was a great way to drink some sangria with great friends while getting into the paint zone.

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