Masking Emotion

The B&W Project
Week 4/26: Emotion
#BWProject26 | +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Alison Christensen & +Lauri Novak 
Ah, the mask. I wore one for so long to cover up my pain, misery, & depression that it became a part of me. Recently though, I got to the point where it was just too exhausting to be the person others want me to be, to live a life I wasn't meant to live, and to let them control me; making me into someone I'm simply not. So I took off the mask, and in doing so, I began to experience the pain & joy of rebuilding a life from scratch. Starting over, learning who I am again, and learning to live for me is so very hard to do. BUT, I know it will be worth it in the end. To be able get out of bed every morning and face the day as me; no mask needed. That's freedom I had only ever dreamed of having.  

Everyone wears masks. They come in all different shapes and sizes. The only problem with trying one on is that it fits. How easily we fall into the trap that we don't have to be who we really are. How easily we convince ourselves that we need to cover up what we were born to be. It’s a tragedy that fear keeps us from our destiny. It’s hell when the person you were created to be is covered up by some cheap imposter. ― Rachel Van DykenToxic