We spend a lot of time worrying if we are too___________. Those worries are all little bits of ourselves that we repress every day and the absolute TRUTH is that it rarely has anything to do with who we really are. Those worries are based on the fears of OTHER PEOPLE! How many times have you muffled your laughter, your genuine, happy, joyful voice, because someone along the way suggested that your laughter was too loud, too unrefined, too indelicate? That "suggestion" was based on their own fears of being TOO?
How many times have you silenced the song you felt the urge to sing,
the painting you wanted to try,
or the book you wanted to write?
What are you afraid of?
Are they your fears or do they belong to someone else? We inadvertently learned somewhere along the way not to be too much. Know that the teacher was likely well intentioned. They meant to protect you (or them) from the major disappointment or embarrassment. In many cases, the lesson is generations old, inherited from who knows where. The tragedy is that by limiting the possibility of disappointment or failure, we are also limiting the potential for true heights of joy and fulfillment.
It's up to you to decide where to go from here.
If it's your truth - speak it, your joy - laugh out loud.
If you are going to be too, be too happy, too fabulous, too ambitious, too strong,