I have a lot of things I’m not saying these days, which honestly is probably shocking to some. I have a lot of things I’m not ready to say or do, even though I should 100% be ready to say them and do them.
I’m realizing that I’m INCREDIBLY good at staying silent.
I’m amazing at suffering in silence and letting myself boil over and then getting more angry than I should.
I’m super talented at knowing what I need but not wanting to vocalizing it at all.
I know, I know why am I saying this?
I’m saying it because I’m realizing more and more that we all have a lot more in common than we give ourselves credit for.
Last week, I posted an Instagram of myself with tears in my eyes, with words saying that I felt a lot of things, but I kept moving.
I posted it because I didn’t want to just hide in my messy room. I wanted to reach out and say, I feel this and if you feel it, it’s okay.
And I was shocked at the response. My comments and messages weren’t filled with pity or sad face emojis at all.
They were filled simply with this:
“I get it.”
I don’t speak up as much as I should. Sometimes it feels as if my words don’t matter or they fall flat.
I don’t write for the accolades.
I write, I speak, I share, because I want other people to know that they are not alone.
And I, myself, want to know I’m not alone.
I want to know that amidst all the words I don’t say, or all the things I don’t yell out over all the noise, that I’m choosing not to vocalize that I’m not alone.
And that too, that moment is to tell you that you aren’t alone in your silence. You aren’t alone in your deciphering of what is or isn’t being said or done.
I think I’m about to get loud. I think I’m about to yell, whether or not someone is listening.
I think I’m going to speak my truth, even when my voice is shaking.
And, I’m terrified.
But, I’m grateful for it because I can almost be 100% positive that I’m not alone in that.
So that, that is why I write.
I just want you to know that you are’t alone. Even if the only other human that feels the things you feel is me.
Sitting in this coffee shop.
About to yell.