The Rawness Of Me

I have gained new appreciation for my inner level of rawness and that when I listen to it and act on it; I am happiest and often provide the most value to my life and those around me. Try.Fail.Learn.Get Up.Redo.Win.Repeat.

Never be untrue to the real you, the repercussions are not worth it. I have learned the hard way a few times, but I appreciate the level of awareness and growth it has given me.


This journey to preserving rawness and authenticity is not one of perfection, but rather one of discovery, risk, trial, mistakes, awareness and at times little or big personal victories. It involves realizing that being true to who you are doesn’t make everyone your best friend, and being OK with the fact you might piss some people off along the way. Life is not linear, and sometimes we must fall and fail to rise a little stronger to be able to win the next time. Sometimes we have to be humbled and learn gratitude in order to truly receive. Sometimes our hearts have to be ripped raw to feel and be open to all that is possible.

The wonderful benefit of being raw and vulnerable with yourself leads you to create stronger bonds with others, as well. Not only are you being true in your actions, but also in your emotions. When we are able to open up emotionally to others and truly let them in, it creates a deeper connection. I feel that being entirely open emotionally is more powerful than doing so physically. It is easy to take off your clothes, but expressing your emotions requires more courage and trust. Of course, it isn’t always easy to express ourselves, but that’s what makes us human.

So, open up, be raw, be human and get to know you, what you stand for, what you believe and the person you want to be. No doubt there will be times where you may stray, I know I have, but the beautiful thing is we all have the chance for a new and better beginning every day to go back to our raw and authentic path. Just remember that authenticity involves a sincere effort to go inside ourselves and uncover what we’re actually experiencing, and then communicate that. True authenticity requires that we pause and check in with ourselves before responding, rather than just venting emotions in a reactive way. And within this process of speaking your truth, your authentic self you’ll gain something wonderful, you’ll start owning your power, your values and your beliefs.

When we give ourselves permission to be real, raw and authentic again, our lives become glorious…guaranteed!


Natasja Pelgrom



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