That’s Marilyn Monroe telling it like it is.
Truthfully. Unedited. Authentic.
She was being honest about her faults, her flaws and her failings.
She was confessing to the world who she really was.
Whether you liked it or not.
What if we took this quote as a model for what we want to say to the world?
What if we showed our weaknesses, celebrated our quirks, embraced the sides of us that are less than perfect and shared the worst parts of our personalities?
And what if we were okay with it?
I wonder what your quote would look like?
Mine goes something like this:
I’m impatient, irritable and a little bit of a perfectionist. I make extra work for myself, I am always chasing the excitement and at times forget to just breathe. But if you can’t accept me as I am, then that says more about you than it does me.
It feels quite cathartic to spew my insecurities on the page and share some of the worst bits about myself with you.
I’m okay with you knowing this about me.
I know I’m not perfect.
I know I’m not alone.
I know this is who I am.
Give it a go! Fill in the blanks to create your very own manifesto of misbehaviours:
I’m……, …… and a little…… I make……, I am……. and at times…… But if you can’t…….. then……..
Own the very worst parts of your personality. They are as important as your finest traits.
They are all you.