Opening Up with Others

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I am a private person. I have a really hard time opening up to others, and letting them get to know me for me. And it usually takes me a while to be able to share my deepest darkest secrets. Not that I have any.

So when I created this blog, I had absolutely no intention of sharing it with people I knew. I wanted to keep it a secret. I did not want my identity being out there. But then I thought about how that made no sense.

I have nothing to hide. I have not done anything wrong or anything that I am ashamed of. I have not hurt others. I am not gossiping about other people. The same stories that I share on this blog are the same ones that I write in my journal. They are the same ones that I share with my friends.  So there is nothing wrong with sharing it with others. And by the off-chance that I somehow mention them [which I doubt is going to happen], I would not put their real name. I believe in privacy and respecting others.

When I first started writing in my journals, I hid it; under books, my bedside table, my bag, in a draw. As long as it was out of my mother’s sight, I was happy. At that time, I believed that my mother finding it would have been the worst thing to happen to me. Then I learnt to not care and became comfortable leaving it on the desk. The I started sharing the funny stories with friends, then the personal, vulnerable ones. Now we are at the online journal, which is the big new secret.

I am learning how to be comfortable and open up. I am learning how to be vulnerable. I am learning how to start sharing how I feel. That’s the entire point of this entire blog.

So I think the first step in doing that, becoming comfortable and confident, is being able to share with others. Though I am not sure about sharing with my family yet. They are a whole other group.

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A quirky, possibly crazy 22 year old talking about her life and doggie.

6 thoughts on “Opening Up with Others

      1. It is hard !! because we have been taught to hide our emotions .. we gotta unlearn that first !! .. Its hard but its worth it my love 🌼

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