If You've Ever Been Called Overly-Emotional Or Too Sensitive, This Is For You

If You've Ever Been Called Overly-Emotional Or Too Sensitive, This Is For You

Despite what they have told you, it's a gift.

Emotional: a word used often nowadays to insult someone for their sensitivity towards a multitude of things. If you cry happy tears, you're emotional. If you express (even if it's in a healthy way) that something is bothering you, you're sensitive. If your hormones are in a funk and you just happen to be sad one day, you're emotional AND sensitive.

Let me tell you something that goes against everything people have probably ever told you. Being emotional and being sensitive are very, very good things. It's a gift. Your ability to empathize, sympathize and sensitize yourself to your own situation and to others' situations is a true gift that many people don't possess, therefore many people do not understand.

Never let someone's negativity towards this gift of yours get you down. We are all guilty of bashing something that is unfamiliar to us: something that is different. But take pride in knowing God granted this special gift to you because He believes you will use it to make a difference someday, somehow.

This gift of yours was meant to be utilized. It would not be a part of you, if you were not meant to use it. Because of this gift, you will change someone's life someday. You might be the only person that takes a little extra time to listen to someone's struggle when the rest of the world turns their backs. In a world where a six figure income is a significant determinant in the career someone pursues, you might be one of the few who decides to donate your time for no income at all. You might be the first friend someone thinks to call when they get good news, simply because they know you will be happy for them. You might be an incredible mother who takes too much time to nurture and raise beautiful children who will one day change the world.

To feel everything with every single part of your being is a truly wonderful thing. You love harder. You smile bigger. You feel more. What a beautiful thing! Could you imagine being the opposite of these things? Insensitive and emotionless?? Both are unhealthy, both aren't nearly as satisfying, and neither will get you anywhere worth going in life.

Imagine how much richer your life is because you love other's so hard. It might mean more heartache, but the reward is always worth the risk. Imagine how much richer your life is because you are overly appreciative of the beauty a simple sunset brings. Imagine how much richer your life is because you can be moved to tears by the lessons of someone else's story.

Embrace every part of who you are and be just that 100%. There will be people who criticize you for the size of your heart. Feel sorry for them. There are people who are dishonest. There are people who are manipulative. There are people who are downright malicious. And the one thing people say to put you down is "you feel too much." Hmm..

Sounds like more of a compliment to me. Just sayin'.

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I'm Proud Of My Scars, They Show How Far I've Come

My scars are now a major part of my identity and I am proud to show them off.

During my sophomore year of high school, I had three life-saving surgeries to help alleviate my disability. The first two were open brain, and the last one placed "brain pacemakers" into my chest. Because of this, I am blessed with four scars: two on my head, and two on my chest. For a while, I believed that these scars were nothing more than an eyesore on my body, but now I understand how lucky I am to have them.

I was always very self-conscious of my scars and would wear high cut t-shirts to hide them when I was at school so nobody would judge me for them. I used to be horrified at what could happen if people saw them and the comments they would make. During my senior year, I accidentally wore a shirt that showed off my scars and a girl went up to me and said, "Your scars are so cool! I wish I had some just like it." I was flattered that she didn't think that they were disgusting, but was concerned that she wanted a pair, too.

These scars showed all of the pain I've endured getting to the amazing place I am today.

It was then I realized that covering up my scars was equivalent to being ashamed of having my surgeries and my health situation. I am and have always been very vocal about my surgeries and my disability, so why not be proud of my scars?

Looking back, I know that the reason was that I didn't want to look as flawed as I felt. Embracing my scars would also mean embracing the fact that I was no longer the person I was before: the girl I thought was perfect. Accepting my differences, physical and emotional, was really difficult for me until I finally realized that my scars make me a little bit more me.

Lots of the time, I still get questions about my scars. So far, my favorites have been, "Is that a hickey on your chest? Damn!" and "Oh my gosh! What bit you?" Of course, it hurts sometimes, but getting explain what I've been through and seeing the looks on all those nosy people's faces when they realize how strong I am is truly rewarding.

My scars are now a major part of my identity and I am proud to show them off. I wear different tops knowing that they will be noticeable without caring what other people think of them because they are important to me.

I am imperfect.

I am tough.

I am scarred.

I am me.

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5 Things That I Prefer To Do Alone

Being alone isn't the worst thing in the world.

My whole life I have been stuck between being an introvert and an extrovert. There are certain things that I love to do with other people, but other things I would much rather do by myself. Being around people all of the time is absolutely draining, and I always need time to myself to relax. The majority of people would probably like to do these things with other people, but the introverted side of me prefers to do these five things alone.

1. Watch a movie

Watching movies by myself is a lot more enjoyable than watching them with other people. I would rather sit and watch a movie by myself and stuff my face with candy than watch a movie with other people who will probably just interrupt the whole time. I can stop it whenever I want to, I don't have someone annoyingly talking to me, and I don't feel the need to wear pants. It's an ideal situation.

2. Study

I seriously don't know how people do homework or study together. Whenever I get around other people, I get super distracted and it takes me twice as long to do my work.

3. Eat

Eating alone was probably everyone's fear in high school, but in college, I would much rather eat alone and watch YouTube videos or read for class than eat with other people. Meals are always "me time" and I prefer it that way overeating with other people constantly.

4. Sit in class

I kind of detest sitting in large lecture halls surrounded by friends. It isn't like I hate them, but I have ADD, so in order to focus I have to be alone.

5. Drive

While I don't drive often since I am in college without a car, when I am home I would much rather drive all by myself than drive someone else around. This alone time allows me to sing horribly at the top of my lungs, and if I screw up while driving there isn't anyone to laugh at me.

Don't get me wrong, I do love spending time with other people, but as a second year in college, I would rather do these simple things by myself. It allows me to have a mental break from the world around me and focus on myself.

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