My husband has always told me that I open up to people too much. “You tell people too much, Jen. You are too personal.” He’s warned me time and time again to not reveal details about myself.
I’m really bad at taking his advice.
Of course, he was right and it has bit me in the ass more than once.
You’d think I’d learn. But,
that would be too easy I’m my own worst enemy.
Not that I have any room to pontificate on this, considering the fact that in the past few months I’ve pulled back dramatically from sharing my life online. I made myself vulnerable and I got burned. Couple that with the fact that I have emerging teenagers and you have a writer with not to much to say.
It’s a process.
I’ve known many who were incredibly private and nearly impossible to break through. Perhaps they’ve been hurt in the past, or just simply don’t want anyone to know their inner feelings or weaknesses. It is incredibly hard to make a connection with those type of folks. At some point, I just stop trying.
In my heart I believe that being vulnerable is okay, even necessary. But I’m working on a balance and trying to learn from my experiences. You’re gonna have to bear with me on this.
“Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous.
Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” – Brene Brown