Authenticity Means Making Mischief, Mayhem, and Mistakes—Wheee!


“The authentic self is soul made visible.” —Sarah Ban Breathnach

Author feeling frisky at Praza do Obradoiro, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain


Which means:

Some Will, Some Won't, So What? Next!

Mischief, mayhem, and mistakes: What could go wrong? How about what could go right!

Mary V in her beloved Sonoran Desert, Carefree, Arizona

The Wrap On Authenticity

Browsing through my photos from a visit to the culmination of the Camino pilgrimage in Spain provided the prompt for this story. The combination of both sacred and playful moments on my journey was exhilarating!

For an approach I use to unleash courage and curiosity, try this.

6 thoughts on “Authenticity Means Making Mischief, Mayhem, and Mistakes—Wheee!”

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    S.W.S.W.S.W.N. Love this! No matter how hard we try, we will NEVER please everyone, so best to just please ourselves. And that gets easier as the years roll on. x

    1. Mary V

      And really, I don’t have time to wonder or worry about what others may be thinking about me! Life is too short to put energy into that. People are watching us far, far less than we imagine. Thx for swinging by, Sue-Anne! 😘 xx

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    Marleah Krohne

    You hiked the Camino? I’m so jealous.
    I’ve over thought everything for far too long, what people will think and such. Time to put that behind me.

    1. Mary V

      Wellll— I said I was there, that’s all! I’d love to hike it, too! We were in Portugal and decided to pop over the border to check it out. Not enough time do everything on that trip. And yes, let’s put all that people pleasing behind us now! xox

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    Oh Mary, I love this so much. You have such a fabulous spirit and seem fearless in living your life to the fullest. I’m still working on it and you are such an inspiration.

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