Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Imperfect Tribe | Highlight Real


Megan is a friend of mine who has started an incredible movement. 
The Imperfect Tribe. 

I won't say much, as the video says it all way more brilliantly than I ever could, but I will say this- 
Beautiful. I couldn't agree more. 
I love that Megan has a heart to use social media, not as a highlight reel, but to highlight real. 

I have definitely learned that being vulnerable is what connects me with people.
We all have struggles, we are all craving to connect relationally by having someone else love and accept us just the way we are. 
I love that in people. I love when people are bold to share and let others in. 
Yes, it may get messy, but I can tell you from experience, it is definitely rewarding and worth it. 
I am such an advocate for this movement! 

For me, my biggest insecurity is my battle with anxiety, and the fear of becoming mentally ill one day. 
I'm a "high sensitivity person"; for me, this means that I take on others' anxiety and emotions and often feel overwhelmed by the weight of their situations. 
My empathy, although can be used for a lot of good in helping others, can be detrimental to me. If I'm not careful, it becomes a door in which the devil can quickly charge right through and put very negative thoughts in my head that lead to panic attacks and various symptoms anxiety brings on. 

For an example of how I have been vulnerable in talking about my struggles with anxiety, check out this blog post
That post alone allowed so many people to email me or text me and open up about their struggles as well.
I hope and pray we can all learn something in the process of learning to open up with others in certain areas of our life. 

Will you join the movement? 
You'll see amazing stories of vulnerability and people being real with their fears, struggles, victories, successes, high times, low times, and everything in between. 

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