I am a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of person and my core value is honesty. I don’t play games, and as such, I will always tell you what I think in the most diplomatic way possible. I think the fact that I wear my heart on my sleeves opens me up to disappointment as times when people let me down, but I’d rather assume the best in others. As honest as I try to be, I can detect BS from a mile away and I find it relatively easy to tell when someone is playing me. One of my favorite sayings is “don’t blow smoke up my butt and call it sunshine – I know the difference.” I’m grateful for the ability to share my true self with others and to be able to discern when people are doing the same with me.