How honest are you? Before you go any further in this blog really think about how honest are you. Each year on April 30th, National Honesty Day challenges us to be truthful in all we do. I use to be a liar. In fact, I was such a good liar that my friends would get me to tell them what to say to their parents so they would not get in trouble. You may be wondering why in the world would I admit that about myself. Well because I have long since become an honest person.
When you grow up in abusive situations it is sort of what has to be done. Every day of my life was a lie. I was thought to have a life I absolutely did not have. When I was young lies came to me as easy as it was to breathe. However, I only lied when I had to. It’s funny because I’d help my friends lie all the time but I had a code of sorts. Only ever lie when I have to. That seems to be why my mom trusted me so much.
Honesty has to be one of those things I value over everything else. You don’t have to love me just do not lie to me. I have over the years learned how important honesty is. I try to give that back to others because I am asking it of them. A long time ago before my grandpa’s mind was taken over with Parkinson’s he and I had long conversations about my life, what I had lied about, and why I lied. I promised him I would never keep any secrets from him anymore. Thus, this is why my life become an open book.
Honesty helps people bond. Being honest makes it easier for open conversations that are the builders of great connections. Great connections can be the beginning of healthy relationships. Making healthy connections is what life is all about. That also brings me to the place where I am today. Honesty helps me form connections with the followers I have on social media. I have spent a lot of time showing my real life and letting my followers see that I truly want to help them, be there for them.
Honesty isn’t just about being honest to others. In fact, being honest with others is easy compared to being honest with YOURSELF. You can’t be honest with others if you can’t be honest with yourself. Being honest with yourself is sometimes hard because well the truth hurts sometimes. Sometimes we try to lie to ourselves to protect ourselves but honestly putting off the truth only makes whatever we are avoiding worse. It is hard to trust others, but we need to be able to trust ourselves so we can also trust others.
I work really hard trying to show the people that follow me how much honesty can change their lives. I try to make safe places online for women to feel safe and like they can share their truths. Working hard to make a place where you feel safe to share truths. It’s important that I share my past, present, and future. I want to share this with you the readers so that you can know you have a place, to be honest. This leaves me sharing the good and the bad because honestly, it’s the only way I know how to be. XOXO, Evie
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