Fear is a powerful thing. It’s something that takes hold and doesn’t let go. And I believe that secrecy fuels fear.
So here it is, my stupid vain fear: I fear that the scar I’ll have on my neck after surgery will make me ugly. I fear that it’ll make people not want to cast me. I fear that I will be judged for it. And I fear that it will be all that people see.
No, this isn’t a ploy for “You’re so beautiful” comments. I’m good. I’m literally just Jennifer Connelly in Labyrinth saying, “You have no power over me.” Unless you’re David Bowie. Then yes, you have power over me 😉 Thank you for listening. Hope you have a great rest of the day. Bless.
fragileheartDecember 8, 2022
Your feelings are never stupid, darling. They’re valid, and for what it’s worth, I’m proud of you for sharing them publicly.
JoHaughtonDecember 8, 2022
Thank you. Very kind of you to say that. It’s always a little scary to put it out there, but it also diminishes the intensity of the fear by shining a bright light on it. :). <3