commandment #8 – don’t hide emotions & talk out the problem
i am the QUEEN of hiding emotions. it’s sort of become a problem over the years. actually, it’s just gotten worse as i’ve gotten older.
when i was younger i had NO problem telling someone that i was upset. now? it’s like pulling teeth.
it’s funny because if something IS indeed wrong, people can clearly see it… by my facial expressions or the way i’m talking. but even then, i STILL try to hide it! HELLO, i’m not fooling anyone!
but why? why is it so hard for me to do this?!
talking out the problem is the healthiest way to deal with it! i’ve learned this recently and i think i’m doing a better job of it. i’m starting small. and by small, i mean that when i’m upset, i will say “no, i’m not okay” — but that’s basically as far as i’ll go. but it’s a start, right?!
i think i’ve done a better job of “talking out the problem” though! there are a few people in my life who i’ve opened my heart up to recently. they help make it easier for me to “talk it out” —- it is SO important that YOU find a person that you can talk to. it can be anyone… just find SOMEONE. you’ll feel so much better!
DON’T keep things in! sorting through what is really bothering you can be scary… trust me, I KNOW. but once you do that, you’ll learn things about yourself that you never knew.
that is all, friends. that is all! i’m keeping this one short and sweet!
on an UNRELATED note — I JUST PICKED UP MY CAP AND GOWN FOR GRADUATION!!!!!! oh my goooodnessssss i can’t express how bittersweet this is for me. i’m STILL not sure how i feel about it! i’m graduating COLLEGE?! in 16 days?!?!?! WHAT?!
okay i just had to share that little freakout with ya’ll.
oh, and here is a picture of my dorm room from freshman year, just for a little throwback. i guess you could say i have a SLIGHT obsession with audrey hepburn… oh, and here’s a picture of the gals i used to live with. once again, bittersweet memories!
hope your thursday is beautiful as ever.