Name something about your appearance or personality that used to make you feel insecure or inadequate but now you have grown to love it. Why are you now grateful for it? What changed your perspective?
Being called “emotional”.
I’m not really the type to hide what it is that I am feeling, and I rarely tend to bite my tongue. No, I will not lash out in public, but at the appropriate time, in the appropriate place, my feelings and thoughts will be expressed. For the past 3 years I was made to think this was taboo. I was told it was a sign of weakness. I was told that this was what was going to hold me back from relationships, it was going to hold me back from making good decisions. I was constantly told to fix this.
Now that I think about it, it was only men that complained about this. Men that lack the ability to be compassionate or amicable. But I digress.
I wouldn’t consider myself the emotional type, my closest friends often complain that I am sometimes too “harsh”, to straight to the point, blunt even. The only time I do seem to let go of logic, is when dealing with matters of the heart. That little ticker has a mind and mouth of it’s own. Controlling the pangs of the heart is something I seem to lack, but I am no longer ashamed of that either.
You see, the fact that I am so in tune with my feelings makes me the writer / blogger I am today. Being able to articulate my feelings, being able to write them down and share them with the world is what provides my readers with their “daily dose”. You’re not truly writing if it’s not coming from the gut, from the bottom of your heart, or from the dark corners within your mind. That’s what makes me identifiable, engaging. It’s what allows me to touch others. This is what makes me human. And I wouldn’t have me any other way.