The act of confessing has been around us for centuries. Confessing means acknowledging who we are, what we believe, or what we have done. Confessions usually result in either personal validation, punishment, or forgiveness. Confession requires a certain amount of self-awareness. If we don’t recognize something, we can’t verbalize it. We cannot honestly confess to something we don’t understand. In this sense, confession means expressing an awareness of oneself. Increased self-awareness is always beneficial. When you think about confessing or self-disclosing regularly, you become much more aware of who you are, what you do, how you behave, what habits you have, and what attitudes, opinions, beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and desires you have. You become more aware of who you are when you become aware of who you are. Your ability to genuinely disclose aspects of yourself to others depends on this increased awareness.
We all have secrets that we are ashamed of. Even our closest friends would never know those skeletons in our closet. At least, not in sobriety. The best part of the internet is its anonymity. People can feel liberated behind the protection of a screen, saying things they might never say in face-to-face conversation and saying precisely what they mean. Confessing anonymously to random internet users is hardly taking responsibility for one’s actions, but the act of confessing can alleviate feelings of guilt and help people move forward. Throughout this collection of confessions, you’ll experience a rollercoaster of emotions and may even be inspired to reflect on your own indiscretions.