I hate being open- Meeting new people and having to share just enough of myself to have a decent conversation but not enough to feel like I had a genuine connection.
I hate showing my scars (literally) and I hate showing my sensitivities.
But the sooner I learned to enjoy the process of being vulnerable, the sooner I became a self-lover.
Being vulnerable isn’t about sharing all your secrets, regrets and sob stories to everyone who asks how are you. It’s about taking the heart risks of doing the little things that may be out of your comfort zone like writing a personal blog or expressing your love for someone new or leaving a comfy job to pursue your nomadic dream life.
One of my favorite teachers Dr. Brene Brown says “In our culture, we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.”
In the quest of allowing vulnerability into my life, I’ve made the most amazing friends, took on some of my greatest challenges and felt more free than ever before.
I released judgements, fear and self-doubt just by taking the risk of being my whole self- the polished and unfinished of me- and showing the world that I love me like that 🙂