Day 1: Tell us your favorite quotation and why
“Hurt is not wrong. Hurt is not something you fix but rather process. You cannot un-hurt no matter how vaguely or how clearly the reasons are understood. You can only feel it and eventually not feel it so much.” – unknown
I’m far too sensitive. I let teasing and jokes get under my skin. I take mistakes and bad days personally. I let my feelings get hurt too easily. As I’ve gotten older I’ve learned to “not sweat the small things,” but sometimes those small things snowball into bigger things. And sometimes, when I am hurt, I feel guilty or embarrassed about it because others would shrug it off. Other times I get so frustrated because I don’t understand why XYZ is affecting me the way it is.
Of course, everyone handles situations and hurt feelings differently. And chances are, no one is judging me for feeling a certain way to matter how much I tell myself they are (hello, crazy). It’s a tough thing to remember, but sometimes you’ve just got to let yourself feel something, all of it, so you can get past it. I absolutely wear my emotions on my sleeve and this quote just reminds me to not be ashamed. It’s far braver to face your feelings head on than to deny them altogether.
Or so I tell myself