Bravery, and other lies I’ve told myself.

Bravery, and other lies I’ve told myself.

My favorite quote used to be: Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid. —Franklin P. Jones …used to be. And although I still love the deep, silent strength of it. And even though I embodied it for a long time. I’m calling bullshit. Yep, that’s right. Bullshit.

(Don’t Fake It.) BE IT till you BELIEVE IT!

(Don’t Fake It.) BE IT till you BELIEVE IT!

One of the things that really stuck with me was a piece of well-meaning advice that kept coming up. “Just fake it till you make it.” Maybe it’s the INTJ in me. But faking something is just not in my wheelhouse. Study it. Analyze it. Organize it even. But I was comfortable putting myself forward as a fake. I was already suffering with a good dose of feeling like a fake (after all I’d never heard of a VA or had my own business). How would I ever get over that if I was telling myself I was a fake!