How many times have you gotten shit for being ‘too sensitive’? So help me God if I have to hear someone tell me to stop being so sensitive one more time. Everyone around me makes it seem as if having feelings is one big curse and causes you to be unable to function. False.
I often pretend I don’t feel emotions and put up this strong front, but I’m kind of done pretending. Just a little fun fact: I’m the person who won’t cry when it’s appropriate but rather when I bang my knee against a table or when I’m watching The Biggest Loser. It’s in those moments where I let out everything I’ve been feeling for however long. And honestly? Crying for no apparent reason is sometimes just the right medicine.
I know that if I’m feeling this way, some people might also be — and I wanted to find the positive in what others may call a ‘flaw.’ Note: I don’t think being sensitive is a flaw and I hope after reading this, you don’t either.
Let me tell you something. It’s both a blessing and a curse to be able to feel. And I mean really feel. I often say that being able to feel is part of being an artist because artists have the capacity to feel every single emotion and portray them for you to feel things as well.
[highlight]I rather be able to feel everything than nothing at all.[/highlight] I rather be overwhelmed with emotion than to be a brick wall. Sorry, but I’m not really sorry.
[quote]Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.[/quote]
Think about it. It’s kind of magical that someone gets to feel everything and know what it’s like to experience different emotions. It may suck when you’re upset over something, but think about the times where you go through extreme happiness or excitement. So, when someone tells me that I’m too emotional or sensitive, I just tell them that it must suck to live life without extreme ups and downs. Who wants to stay in the middle forever and ever? Not me. Bring on the good stuff!
I’m so in love with the little moments that I can’t imagine being any other way. I’ve stopped believing that being too sensitive is a flaw – because it’s not. It’s beautiful. It makes you beautiful. It gives you depth as a human being. It makes you raw and vulnerable. But most of all, it makes you who you are.
[highlight]Stay sensitive.[/highlight] Stay in touch with your emotions. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to actually feel and let yourself observe the world around you. Tap into whatever it is your feeling and create. Spread it all over. And never let someone tell you it’s not okay to be who you are or that it’s not okay to feel a certain way.
You do you.
xo [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff6666″]NM[/typography]