Yesterday I took some time for myself and attended this really neat class where we made these beautiful daydream catchers. Besides the fact that I didn’t know ANY of the other attendees, I actually had to leave the comfort of my bed and snuggly newborn. I was a little nervous, but the outcome was so worth it. As wives and moms we take care of so many other people and try to #doallthethings... but sometimes you just gotta do you. .
One of the things I always strive to be is transparent, especially on social media. I don't want you guys to just see my highlight reel - I've been there, done that, and that's not real life.
Let's talk about vulnerability for a second. By definition, it means "to be susceptible to emotional or physical harm." Truth be told, I HATE feeling vulnerable, especially when it comes to relationships. Why? Because being vulnerable also means not knowing. You have to let go of the past, and trust what is in the moment. But when you struggle with anxiety, that can seem like the most difficult task in the world. Honestly, I've never been one to even allow myself to be in a vulnerable position; except for now. I feel as though being open about it will not only help me grow by expressing, but also help you, if you struggle with the same things. It doesn't even have to be about relationships! You can relate this to anything, really.
Bad things are going to happen, and you're going to get hurt. It's a part of life, & ultimately a learning experience. If you accept that, and accept the fact that you can't do anything about another person's actions, it makes being vulnerable a whole hell of a lot easier. I don't think I've achieved that yet, but I'm working on it every day.
One of the things I'm doing is writing things down and throwing them out. Whether that be intrusive thoughts, mistakes I've made, or just anything in the past that I can't change. It helps with realizing that I truly can't change what has happened, and the decisions that I've made. All I can do is let go, trust, and know that things work out the way they are supposed to. And that's all we can really do. 📷: @chrisramosphotos#RealTalk#Vulnerability#NotAlwaysABadThing#BeYou#LiveAndLetGo