We are layered people, with layered stories and different degrees of intimacy and vulnerability. And we are not totally complete until we have the courage to accept everything in every layer. The good and the bad. Which is hard because you don’t want someone to see you pull back your layers and have them see you any differently. That’s the fear. You’ve been hurt so many times that you need to be careful who you get close to. Are you willing to become vulnerable and pull back your layers so you can dig deeper into your core? Then you can affirm with assurance that “Yes, this is me”. “Whether you like it or not, everything that has happened has molded me into who I am”.