We have all experienced it. You know…that moment of overwhelming emotion that brings you to your knees. There is nothing you can do, but let the levy break and ride out the wave.
Thankfully, these happen less and less for me now. Which is a great feat considering the intensity by which I feel.
For someone who spends the majority of their life hidden behind a mask of social acceptance, being vulnerable with someone is perhaps the most terrifying.
You grow accustomed to its ability to cloak your emotions, sturdy your walls and hold within the strangeness that is you.
It keeps you from being vulnerable or so you’d like to think.
It all works perfectly, until you find someone with the ability to see you and I mean really see you. When you are together, the rest of the world seems to fade away.
There is no fear in being vulnerable, because within these moments together, you have never felt more safe, more accepted, more true to yourself.
The state of my mind these last few weeks has been one that I had always assumed was no longer in the cards for me.
I am feeling things that are both exciting & terrifying all at the same time.
Sometimes, I feel like I have so much to say and not an ounce of the courage needed to say it. I am busting at the seams to dive in head first and never look back, but I am too afraid to take the leap.
Then other times, the magnitude of what I am feeling sends shivers down my spine and I am filled with the overwhelming fear that it won’t last and I will be left with yet another broken heart.
I am not sure I can do that again. I know I certainly don’t want to.
And what does all this lead to? …Yup! Emotional Menstruation.
I suppose its necessary sometimes, although not my preferred method of expression!
The worst of it is the fear.
Given my track record of misreading situations, I can’t seem to conquer the worry that the connection I am feeling is all in my head or worse, that it is real and they will change their mind.
After all, everyone else has.
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