October 17, Whidbey Island, WA: Exposed. In a great way. Being self-protective and afraid to show flaws and weaknesses has really hurt my personal relationships. Becoming comfortable with the fact that I have made and will always make mistakes is something I still struggle to do. I believe that being aware of my faults and comfortable being who I truly am is the next step. Am I confident that there's nothing about me that I'm afraid to show for fear that it will cause those who care about me to judge?