Personal Narrative: Imperfectly Perfect Man

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Life is complicated; and so are the people that engage in it. At some point in a person’s life, they will be faced with dark days and bright days. The variance in those days challenges us to be patient, amiable, solicitous, and tranquil; however, that same variance can also cause ignorance, vexation, loathing, and agitation. As a result of those challenges, comes a person. This person isn’t going to be perfect. This person will face shame, struggle with worthiness, being authentic, and owning who they are. I feel very strongly about these challenges and believe that they can consume someone’s life. According to Brene Brown’s novel, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, having this combination is perfectly normal; however, we can improve ourselves everyday to embrace who we are: Imperfectly Perfect Humans. To begin, I want to talk about owning your story and shame. Growing up, I felt that I had a fairly good life. To be honest, I was under the impression that I had it all: I owned the coolest toys and the cutest clothes. I loved my life, for awhile. Everything was fantastic until it was gone. For the first decade of my life, I had not been exposed to anything traumatizing. I thought my…show more content…
This will slowly allow you to surround yourself with people who cherish you for you— your authentic self. I have never been a professional at being authentic and I never will be. There are times where I fear being myself may turn people away. I fear they won’t accept the true Maggie. Similarly, there are times where I don’t even accept myself. While it sounds cliché, it is the cold, hard truth. Nevertheless, I surround myself with those who adore the bona fide me. As Brown (2010) states, “... being true to ourselves is the best gift we can give to the people we love” (p.
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