"I'm still the same as I was, now that you understand I'm never changing who I am." from Imagine Dragon's "It's Time".
It's not that I am changing. I am just letting go of the facades I was taught to hide behind and refining the rest. I am learning who I am underneath the false fronts that I was taught to hide myself behind. I was raised to "be a proper lady". To be polite, to smile and hide the pain and keep up the appearances, to never rock that proverbial boat. To suppress and deny myself to please others I am done hiding and apologizing for being me.
This is an ongoing process and it is also is a learning process. I am discovering things about myself that I was unaware of previously. In learning to allow myself to be me I am learning my own strength, power and value.
Facades and chains seem to go to together.......actually I would have to admit that the facades and false fronts are another type of chain.