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Day 8: share something you struggle with

We all have struggles. I have written before about my lifelong struggle with anxiety. And there are so many other things I struggle with on a daily basis. Every day is a battle.

Another great struggle with mine is dealing with my feelings. We live in a world that forces us to hide from our feelings if we want to survive. But mine are so strong that people don’t understand I can’t simply just control them.

I’m lucky when I find people who can deal with the intensity of my feelings. But of course most people can’t. And I say things or do things I shouldn’t have.

I try to be mature and draw a boundary when I’m feeling so out of control but nobody understands. They think I’m being manipulative or reckless. They don’t understand.

So that’s why I have a blog and other outlets for me to express myself in a safe and healthy way. I now realize how important that is. Instead of stuffing my feelings until they explode, I try to release them in a way that is more controlled, thus avoiding unnecessary damage. I try, which I think is what matters most. Obviously I have to work on trying harder.

Day 8: Where in your life do you need to slow down & take your time?

This is a tough question for me because there are so many things in life that I feel like I need to accomplish right away. I’m a terribly impatient person. But this question reminds me that this is an unhealthy way of thinking. When it comes to my goals and dreams, I need to slow down. If I don’t take things one step at a time then I become easily overwhelmed, thus halting my progress.

30-Day Challenge (Know Thyself): Day 8

Day 8: favorite animal

Cats are my favorite animal. Their wild cousin lions are also wondrous creatures. My life would have been a lot emptier if it weren’t for the pets I grew up with — Fascia, Buttermilk, Penelope. Cats make such lovely company and their independent nature makes it easy to have them around. Some say cats have protective psychic energy; some theorize that they are aliens that came to Earth to spy on us.