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no. more. masks.

When I embarked on this journey to uncover the real me, I had no idea what I would encounter. Yes, I realize that sounds strange. Why wouldn't I know who I really was? Looking back, I have spent so many years trying to be the Sherri that others wanted me to be. I was a people pleaser. I learned early on how to read people and transform myself into what they deemed necessary. Like putting on a mask, I could evolve into what they were looking for. Just as easily, I could change my persona as I changed my environments around me. In school, I was the goal achieving student. With friends, I was the party girl. At work, I was the conscientious employee. In church, I was the obedient Christian. All of them were me and yet none of them were fully true to me. It was as if each mask had only one part of me attached to it, while the others hung in the closet awaiting their turn to be presented to the people I chose.
Now, I have to discover which parts of those different lives had elements…