” Oh… it’s Just You!”

Dear Reader:

I sometimes have to laugh at the irony of the on-going debate over wearing masks! Personally I like them-don’t have to worry with make-up-just simply put on a mask and go… and it has been recommended by health personnel that I continue since my immune system is compromised.

But my thoughts on mask wearing go deeper. Whether we admit it or not we all wear masks. Emotional masks… the masks we hide behind because of fear…insecurity, loveless-ness, pretending to be fine when we aren’t.

But the scariest mask is the Imposter Syndrome Mask. We are afraid the world is going to discover we are a fake. Do you remember a neighborhood bully pulling off your Superhero mask-and then loudly shouting… ” Oh, it’s just you! ”

One of our greatest fears is that if we show our true selves, the world will say “Oh, it’s just you!”

There are three practical reasons why we should shed our emotional masks!

To live our potential

Relief! It is exhausting to live an inauthentic life.

The third reason is healing. Hiding behind masks cheats us out of a well-spent life.

So until tomorrow… ” Every creature has its rightful place, and in that place it becomes beautiful!”

” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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