To the OP:
I would not ever be afraid to be honest in my freedom of expression. When we Censor ourselves, we are admitting guilt of a moral crime we haven't committed.
I told the new me,
"Meet me at the bus station and hold a sign that reads: 'Today is the first day of the rest of your life.'"
But the old me met me with a sign that read: "Welcome back."
Who you are is not a function of where you are. -Off Minor