I find this a very challenging task.
For me, a core belief is thinking I want to be the person I am.
Which of course is open to interpretation.
I say this as my perception of me is one thing, what others see is something very different.
To anyone reading this, all you see are the words on my page. You come to a conclusion based on what you read. You have no inkling of the physical being writing this.
Whereas my children see me in the flesh, faults and flaws all out there for them to see. And yet they still love me. Remarkable isn’t it.
But to me I decided long ago now that I am who I am, I can’t change my past, I can move on and live as best I can.
I choose to live an isolated life, my circle of friends is very small mainly because of life traumas that send me scurrying like a hermit crab back into my shell.
Being who I am means being wary of other people, not trusting them and being content in my small world.
I only trust a few people, as they allow me to be who I am and accept me for that.
As my best friend says to me on this subject: “You can take me or d.”