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We’re Always Changing

And That’s a Good Thing

Me 10 Years Ago

  1. Embarrassed to sing in public
  2. Convinced that real men don’t cry
  3. Adamant that going to therapy is for weaklings
  4. The cycle of men in my family not talking about their feelings is inevitable
  5. Never said, “I love you,” to my siblings
  6. My Christian faith: All about following rules and avoiding eternal judgement
  7. Convinced that to lead in my family, I had to pretend like I was perfect

Me Today

  1. Can’t stop singing in public
  2. I cry all the time
  3. I’ve been going to therapy for 18 months straight
  4. I have been and will continue to break the cycle of men in my family not talking about their feelings
  5. I say, “I love you,” to my siblings every chance I get
  6. My Christian faith: “For now there are faith, hope, and love. But of these three, the greatest is love” — 1 Corinthians 13:13
  7. I understand that to lead in my family means showing my human side, being vulnerable, and not pretending I’m perfect

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