All we have is words and how our meaning making machine – the mind – works. Being authentic with oneself, however hard, is the beginning of self-awareness that leads to transformation. Than talking back to that little voice yapping away in your head and taming it, sometimes in no uncertain terms.
Than talking to the environment and re-aligning their perceptions of you with the new and emerging relationships, that have a different ground as you have become your true self. The path is not easy, but the reward is blissful. Keep walking ☺.