It's me Sherri! Here to share what I have learned about the brave word: Vulnerability, my primary focus for the year.
Before I do, I must be vulnerable with you.
Over the past few weeks, I have learned that I was not being vulnerable at all. Yes, all these years. Because I am genuine, full of positivity and upbeat everyday (ok, 99.9 percent of the time), it was disguised as vulnerability (tricky right!).
Knowing this, I have to be intentional with vulnerability by doing and saying things that makes me feel "mushy" and uncomfortable like, holding hands in public, saying I love you first or asking someone to be my friend (Yucky, LOL). The only way I can do this is to feel my feelings.
Another thing I learned about myself is that I turned my feelings off. I can feel for others, I have empathy and sympathy for others and none for myself. Whew, it's scary yet real.
With that said, I have some work to do!
Here is what I'm learning from my girl Brene' Brown :)
Vulnerability is uncertain, risky and full of exposure (exposing your true feelings). Vulnerability is necessary. You can not be fully brave and not be vulnerable. With vulnerability, you have to wear your heart on your sleeve. If you are vulnerable you don't stop yourself from feeling your feelings (like me). You can't be truly happy if you keep closing yourself off from emotions.
Here is more on vulnerability with Brene' Brown, check it out: https://youtu.be/iCvmsMzlF7o