Now Playing ‘Smile Like You Mean It’ by The Killers.
Have you ever thought that you’re too emotional? Too ‘touchy’? A crybaby? What if I told you that everyone goes through that, and that it’s a now ‘normal’ reaction to being genuinely emotional. These thoughts have been ingrained in our society for the last 100 years. People want us to be ashamed of how we react, but you don’t have to be.
I am a very emotional and dramatic person. If I stub my toe, I’m ‘crying’ on the ground and fake screaming. I know, a little extreme, right? Well, I do it so that the people around me don’t feel compelled to fake feeling pain.
Now Playing ‘The Cave’ by Mumford and Sons.
Have you ever cried yourself out so thoroughly that you just make yourself tired? If you haven’t, here’s an accurate description of how it feels:
Someone ran sandpaper over your open eyes, your nose feels like it’s stuffed with cotton, and you’re almost tired enough to hibernate. Your will to move has been completely erased. You are reduced to the dregs of your emotional being: A still, emotionless shell.
How’s that sound? I’ll tell you: not good.
People today have tried to force being emotional as being girly on us. I call bullshit. My father is the strongest man I’ve ever known, and he doesn’t try to hide the fact that he cries. He says that crying is a natural reaction to being human when being human isn’t all that great.
To me, that means that it’s okay to cry regardless of gender, but as a gender-fluid, it get’s confusing. When I feel guy-ish, I try not to cry. When I feel girly, I let it out. When I’m something else entirely, I just drown it all out with classical music and George Ezra’s god voice. (Seriously, go look him up.)
Now Playing ‘This is Home’ by Cavetown.
How can you be more emotional and keep up appearances? Depends on the situation. If you’re around people that you trust, let it out. If not, do it anyway. Own being okay in your own body and with your emotions. Own being you. I know you can do it.
Remember to give kudos, and to take care of yourself and the people you love! I’ll see y’all next time, and I’ll write when I feel inspired (pinky promise)!