Just because something didn’t work out for you in the past doesn’t mean it will never work out for you. This is something I’ve struggled with for the past couple of years. The thought that just because one relationship ended I was destined to never find anyone who would love me for me. (quirks, insecurities, and all) I tend to let fear get in my way and it keeps me from fully opening up to family and friends. Please bear with me on this journey. I’ll try my best to not build up walls to keep people out because I’m afraid of disappointment. In my mind, those walls keep me safe from hurt, but in reality they just hurt me even more.
Yes I’m scared of being hurt. There, I’ve said the words. Why is it so difficult to actually speak/write those words? Probably because that means I’m opening up and sharing with people. Hurt is a part of life that we all have to deal with. It’s dealing with the hurt that makes us who we are. Personally, I tend to just run away from what scares me. That leaves me running back to the same place every time, the place where I feel safe.
Here’s to not being scared to try new things and to opening up and sharing with family and friends and not being scared to let new people into my life. Check back later to see what those new things are. Like trying a strawberry lemonade drink (that I didn’t enjoy), but it was still something I’d never had before.
What’s something you’ve been scared to do, but actually followed through with it and were glad you did?