Journal Entry: Jordan Ashley Raske-10/05/2023

Journal Entry

The book I’m reading is very deep, and personally, relatable. It talks about having a representative to put on a fake facade, while on the inside, you’re hurting. Having the choice to either put on a fake face and suffer in silence forever, or become your true self and risk having a shift in your life that you’ve become accustomed to. I think when people make this decision, they mistake vulnerability as a weakness, so they resort to faking fine. I’m learning to be vulnerable with the ones I trust still, watching the fine line where it becomes victimizing or “Woe is me”, but so far I like my decision of being my true self. It filters the people that actually want to be in my life for me, not my representative. I’m turning my vulnerability into a strength.