I haven’t done a Five Minute Friday post in a while but this prompt seemed to scream my name. Just as a reminder, Five Minute Friday posts are from a weekly prompt that bloggers from all over use and then link up their posts. The idea is to write on the topic for five minutes without stopping, without editing. I sorta follow those rules. You can read other posts on Open here.
I’ve struggled the entire day of whether or not to write on this topic. To be honest, it comes from a place of hurt. I’m feeling misunderstood, undervalued, and in general just picked on and disrespected in life.
I keep having the feeling that I should retreat. Retreat from social media, retreat from my blog and retreat from contact with others. After all, when I’m open I get hurt, right? So it seems a little odd that I would be admitting all of this in a blog. You know, putting words on the Internet for all to see.
I’ve found that writing helps me process and when I learn something, I want to share it with others. Continue Reading →