What sorts of behaviors do you feel like you’ve had to unlearn?
For me, it’s always been super natural to spit out knee-jerk, stinging, backhanded comments when I feel myself getting defensive. It takes everything in me to sit in my feelings and understand them before I say anything.. And while I can say I’ve gotten much better at it, I failed really hard yesterday... and it seemed to me that everything I saw after the fact was a reminder of how my reaction defined ME more than anything that happened up until that point that “made me” react.
I’m still unpacking my feelings about it...
• songs: Sandcastles & Forward by Beyoncé •