All posts tagged: life

My thoughts on sadness, hardships, & grief

From a very young age, I’ve been emotional and sensitive. Being around arguments made me beyond uncomfortable and I always felt like I absorbed the emotional state of everyone around me. I grew up around a lot of alcoholism and fighting, and often felt like I couldn’t talk about it to anyone because they wouldn’t understand. Aside from not understanding, I didn’t want to complain and be a negative person; so I kept it all to myself. We each have things like that. For me, as I got older, I realized I had a really difficult time letting things go. Break ups, losing touch with friends, being misunderstood/ not liked – these were all things that were unusually hard. I felt like I was always the person who cared more, and I often didn’t feel seen or heard. At 29, I can say that my 20’s were absolutely transformational. Although I’m the same person, the last decade of life experience has rendered much introspection and wisdom overall. I see the ways in which I have …

Are You Positive?

I’m all about positivity. I love manifestation techniques, silver linings, and faking it until you make it. I feel like having a positive outlook is ultimately the best thing for myself and my optimism and rose-colored glasses end up attracting a lot of good things my way. BUT my biggest struggle with writing or sharing is that so much of the good… has come from the not so good. We all have struggles, secrets, stories – the parts of us we’d rather keep to ourselves while projecting whatever makes us look best on social media outlets. I can kind of understand why we do this, because, why focus on the bad, right? Hm – I think society could benefit from our ‘bad’. We all go through similar things, but I’ve always felt like the more “connected” we become, the more we lose common touch. Depression, anxiety, “taboo” thoughts/ feelings, + so much more can be so shameful for us as human beings. But what I don’t think that we realize is that each of us …