I know that this seems like such an easy, uncomplicated thing to do for some people, but not for me.
I want to be confident, strong, covered with protective armor, and it can be difficult to admit to myself when someone’s words hurt, or actions, or lack of actions.
We are conditioned to view crying, deeply caring, vulnerability and having complicated feelings as weakness– but isn’t it bravery that makes us stand up for ourselves and say, “you hurt me and that is unacceptable, I deserve more than that”? To speak my truth and not back down when it gets uncomfortable is something that is really fucking hard for me. But I know that it is necessary for my growth to unlearn swallowing my hurt for another person’s comfort and benefit.
I’m not doing that anymore.
I know that this is cryptic and vague.
I will be more transparent with what I’m going through when I’m ready.
Be well, be kind, speak up.