You know, I'd like to think that most of our problems wouldn't be problems anymore if we just opened up a bit and spoke about our worries and frustrations.
Why didn't I? Cause it was and still is hard to speak my truth at times. To be exposed and let people know that I am not ok, and I am struggling with aspects of my life. I'd feel small, defeated in a way to let anyone see the unguarded me. But do you know what I'd feel after? A relief! It was like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders and I was elated as I no longer had to deal with problems on my own.
Over the last year and a half, I'd been dealing with new changes with my life, which I'd thought I'd had a handle on. New jobs, new people, new opportunities. Buttttttt..in all honesty I'd been struggling alot to adjust to change. Especially, where I'd just started a really awesome job at an awesome company. It is still in my same field but a different industry that I'm used to and I'll tell you that it was kind of overwhelming at first, as it was a contrast to what I was used to.
I felt like a loser as this had never been me.. feeling overwhelmed. I'm the strong one. I think part of it was the pressure I'd put on myself, and partly because I didn't know what was expected of me. So I spoke to my family, friends and bosses and it made me feel better.
Although, it is overwhelming! Everything new is and needs time. You see with opening up with my fears, I didn't feel alone anymore. I don't think anyone should fear speaking up. Make sure your happy, because you matter.
Talk to people.. and if you don't have a network. Go on forums (Quora), apps (7 cups of tea), social media etc. Whatever you do, don't keep it in. No one is perfect.