I'M AN OPEN BLOG NOW
THERE'S A MESSAGE IN MY MESS.
I've been learning from the moment I took my first breath, but it took me two full decades to figure out how I learn best.
I'm an over-thinker.
In my adolescence, I spent a lot of time on the phone – verbally working through pretty much everything with anyone who lent an ear.
The advent of texting gave this habit new life, granting me more and faster access to counsel.
But compound interest comes for every one. Over time, I let these voices drown out my own – I was a 30-something, unhappy ping-pong ball.
One day, I made a long list of all the thoughts circling inside my head. I started journaling on each topic, one at a time, until I worked it out.
The result was an essay with an introduction, body, and conclusion – most important, conclusion. I found that after I published the essay on my blog here, I was finished with that subject matter as well. I had closure, and I could move on.
Perfect is boring, which is good because I'm a real work in progress. But it's important that we recognize that and embrace vulnerability in ourselves and others because it's what makes us human and connects us all.
30-something and super vulnerable