walking through my brain

Ever thought about the disconnect between how you see yourself and how other people see you?  Physically and otherwise. 

It’s kind of like hearing your own voice on the answering machine.  The first time I heard my voice on tape I didn’t think it was me.  My southern accent wasn’t THAT heavy was it?  Like cold molasses that don’t make it to the lip of the jar and spill over onto your buttered biscuit until breakfast time is over so you gotta eat them for dinner instead.  That kind of slow.  The “ya’lls” alone were enough to make a Yankee English teacher sob and linguistics geeks on either side of the Mason Dixon dance a jig. 

I’ve had a couple of comments from people lately that caught me off guard and made me think that they aren’t seeing the same person that I see in the mirror.  And that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it makes me wonder.  Is my perception of myself that off kilter?  And which is the truer view?  Mine or other people’s? 

2 thoughts on “walking through my brain

  1. We tend to see ourselves in a more negative light than other people might. Take the compliments, accept them, learn to love them. There is truth in them.

  2. our worst enemies are always ourselves. While you may put forward the best pieces of yourself here, maybe stop to consider that you are mostly your best pieces?

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