The beauty of working on yourself, and reading other people’s words and experiences, and becoming a little more [bravely] vulnerable and a little less afraid of the stigma is… you have these moments of connection with people and realize that almost everyone around you is going through this shit, too

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It was a really nice connection moment. And the more I work on myself, the more I realize how important that connection is. You can hear it when someone shares their story on a podcast — lately I’ve been listening to Brene Brown’s Summer Sister series and Glennon Doyle’s We Can Do Hard Things. You can read it in a book, find a story about it online, but my personal favorite is when the magic connection moment happens IRL. That’s because this is the one that takes the most effort on my part — a little vulnerability and taking a chance showing that authentic side of myself, sharing a little glimpse of the “real me” – what I’m really thinking or feeling. NOT a carefully filtered through my brain to make sure it makes me seem like the person I SHOULD be share. No. I’m talking raw, unfiltered, and pure. Just true sharing. That doesn’t mean course or mean or shocking. It just means saying what you mean and not editing it into something you should say. And if the person you’re talking to can connect with that truth; if they can share a “same, girl,” or a “me, too” moment with you, it’s followed by this incredible shared moment of comfort and pressure relief — and that’s it — that’s the connection. That’s the magic.

https://creatingkismetcom.wordpress.com/2021/07/04/finding-worth

I want [this website] to be a place for connection

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One of the ways I’m doing this is by focusing this webpage on writing. I want it to be a place for resources. I want it to be a place for connection. I want it to reflect me and still be professional, impactful, and motivational. This webpage is a tool. I need to use it to work for me.

https://elshahawk.com/2021/06/02/focus

I want to be able to feel real feelings when talking to someone, not just use emojis

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Instead of addressing how someone feels they hold it in and just sit with that feeling. They think everything that person does is about them because subconsciously that person is all they think about. Imagine if we just told people, “hey you hurt me when this happened” or “I don’t really like when you do this” instead of just holding onto those feelings. Imagine if we held ourselves to a standard of true honesty instead of just fake-ness.

https://thelaurenschaefer.wordpress.com/2021/01/24/lack-of-connection