Becoming yourself

woman looking out at viewer

“As life goes on it becomes tiring to keep up the character you invented for yourself, and so you relapse into individuality and become more like yourself every day. This is sometimes disconcerting for those around you, but a great relief to the person concerned.” ~ Agatha Christie

How do you grow deeper into your own individuality over the years? How has this challenged people around you? How has it been a relief to you to set aside the masks?