Sometimes you feel a lump in your throat. You heart races. You feel your eyes well up or your skin flush or whatever else your body has done to convince you something is going on. Something is not right. Your world is now different and that world is more painful.
Something I struggled with as an underclassmen in college was letting my emotions out- but only on the negative side. I could freely express happiness, energy, being social and outgoing. But when things hurt and when they sucked I wasn’t confident enough to admit something was off.
Those things that made me feel uncomfortable and weak and sad were not things to brush one and forget about- they mattered. They were important! They were learning experiences, and eye-openers. It’s okay that they hurt. And it was okay to admit that they hurt because I lost something I cared about it, or failed at something I wanted.
It hurt because it mattered. They hurt not because I was weak. I was strong enough, smart enough, and mature enough, and I should have admitted what hurt and why. Not to become the person that’s always complaining in the corner of the house party, but to recognize in myself what my priorities were and allowing myself to feel.
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