This!!! People think they know me...they just know what they want to know or create in their own heads. I may not always go about things the best way, but unless you genuinely do care about me and will not judge, well you can kindly piss right off. It's my life!!!!
As long as others dictate your life you will always be at the bottom. Break free from others "advice". Am I the only person left in the world who does not give a **** about what others say and think about me? Yes I do care about what actions they take but they can think and say whatever they please.
It feels really lonely at the time. But it's freeing to know that it's okay, some will never understand or forget to remind you. I wouldn't trade my journey for anything. I can forgive and forget and move on, others don't, but it's not their journey it's mine! I don't regret a thing!
Showing my true, real self is hard. Bullied, teased, made fun of for who you really were is hard to come from. That's why people put up walls, barriers, masks, to hide behind. They're afraid that people will do it again, just like the people before.