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Monday, February 7, 2011

Do you really want to hide?

We all seem to put up fronts from time to time.

Sometimes hiding behind something makes us feel safer.

And we may appear to be approachable, but really just want to stand back and hope no one notices.
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I've been doing this.
I have been hiding behind all things that look good- so I can too.

But it's a tiring job.
And I want to just be me.

So.
Here it goes.
I'm ready to shoot down all I've been hiding behind.

Care to join me if you're hiding too?
:)

34 comments:

Farm Girl said...

That is really cute, That was such a surprise. I like your boots.

texwisgirl said...

I wish you all the courage in the world, dear Dawn. If only to be so brave...

Hi Kooky said...

Funny you should bring this up. Yes. :)

wayne15575 said...

Hahaha... I wasn't expecting that last photo. Cracked me up. Good job sweet lady.

Jimmy said...

It feels good to be yourself, glad to see you pull your boots on and get out there, Great Post Dawn thanks for making me think :)

Trisha said...

I love that last photo! :D
I also love when I truly am myself. Its hard to live every moment without hidding behind something, but I sure do try!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Ha ha! Oh, I'm prone to just what you're talking about as well. I wish you good shootin!

Hilary said...

If you're to be aiming those pistols, I'd much rather be hiding, thank you very much!

Very cute. :)

bon bon said...

whoa, check out those guns! and i don't mean the pistols! ;o)

sending you good vibes for all you hope to achieve!

Pat Tillett said...

bon bon just stole my line!
great post! I'm happy to say that after spending much of my life hiding behind various things, I'm not doing it all now...
I'm glad to hear that you aren't either!

darlin said...

There comes a time in life when we drop the fronts, no more facades and we live, really live and be who we're intended to be. Spread your wings and fly, your time has arrived is appears! You go girl! :-) Awesome post and wonderful photos, nice boots (shoes) btw! lol

Rick said...

Nice setup Dawn - lull us with your philosophical thoughts and photos, and then BANG! Hit us right between the eyes when we were least expecting it !

Good thoughts, and a great post !

Cat said...

I am with you lovely lady!

love and light

Eyeliquor said...

Clever!

Allison said...

Yes, so where do you start?

heyBJK said...

Not sure what I like better...the big boots or the big guns!

I'm sure "being you" will be just fine.

Lynne H. said...

Yes Mam, I'm ready to be "Me"..
Great post, great pick Annie Oakley:-_

Judy said...

I love it, and I hear ya!

CountryDreaming said...

Just now discovered "A Lament of Sorts" ... glad I did so I could enjoy that post along with this clever storyline!

Leah J. Utas said...

Shoot away.
Be who you are and say what you think because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. -Dr. Seuss. It's a paraphrase as I can't recall the exact quote right now.

Nancy said...

Few words, but a big message.

You need to do what feels right for you.

I reveal what's comfortable for me. As I'm sure others do.

No right or wrong. I'm just glad you are here. :)

I'm so not a blogger said...

so hear you on this one.
yes, I am also doing the trying not to hide thing!

Changes in the wind said...

You go first:)

Out on the prairie said...

I do what I feel, when I feel like what I want to do.I am on TV some and give programs, so sometimes it is fun to be in the background.

Kim-Stuff could be worse said...

I agree with the other comments, you go first :)

Hope said...

interesting how you chose buildings to depict your point of hiding behind something. sometimes the faces we wear can be as difficult to penetrate as these buildings. But sooner or later they deteriorate so you might as well be yourself

love your fun side!

not sure if I told you but i've started a new blog and you are invited over for a visit when you have the time.

moreworksofhope.blogspot.com

keep warm!

ruthy ann said...

We just talked about this last night in our small group on our living room (which we call church). Admitting our powerlessness to God helps us push away our pride and be real and authentic (with God and others). Knock down those walls!

Julie said...

I'm really really really pondering your deep thoughts today :-)

floweringmama said...

I've grown comfortable hiding. It's easier to keep up that hard shell rather than let the softer side show. I don't do it for pride it's become habit.

Miz.November said...

I'm with you, girl. I can't hide behind a regular paycheck now. It's time to step up to the plate and make things happen.

Barbie said...

I am so with you on this one. Time to step out into the sunshine Dawn :)

John McElveen said...

YES!!!! I have been heading in that direction for months now--NO MORE MASKS!!!!!

Love it Dawn!! LOVE IT!!!!!!

John

Life with Kaishon said...

Dawn, your pictures are so freaking AWESOME! I love that you get great shots with whatever you have! That is perfect! SO cool!

Jordanna said...

Definitely. I love your honesty. Sometimes it's hard to see all these cute blogs and people that seem so perfect, and feel like I don't have anything nearly as cute or creative or encouraging to say... but if we all just be ourselves, we can see each other for who we really are.
Does that make sense? :)
Thanks for the reminder :)

PS: Love your new blog layout and fonts and such... :)