Permission to over share

I did the oversharing thing this week like a mistress of saying too much. My Monday blog was extremely hard to write and I almost didn’t post it but then I remembered Goldberg’s words. I need to speak about my anxiety and my history of depression.  Saying “I have social anxiety” makes it less powerful and much easier for me to tap a companion on the shoulder and say: “I don’t know what the Hell is wrong with me but I’m a little anxious. Can you hold my hand and maybe hug me hard for a second? Thanks…”

 

Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to split it open. –Natalie Goldberg

About Laura

When my nest emptied I moved from the big city to a little big town to tend to a ramshackle yellow house on the edge of town. These are my Yellow House Days.
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8 Responses to Permission to over share

  1. In those moments when I find myself sharing personal struggles I am rewarded by knowing that someone else is benefiting from my revealings. I am sure that many of your readers felt the same way this week.

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    • Laura says:

      I feel the same way. It’s deeply rewarding and inspires me to rise above the shit sammy I might be handed when I read about other people moving through adversity with grace and hope.

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  2. Mary says:

    I think we’ve all been there at some point in our lives. I know I feel this way at least once a week. It does help in knowing I am not alone in my struggle.

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  3. I thought it was a perfectly reasonable post and I always think you rock…big warm hug

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  4. knottymarie says:

    I think we all go through these emotions at some point or another in our lives. I know I do. It’s helpful knowing one is not alone.

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