“Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection.” – Brené Brown
If you know me, you know I love Brené Brown. I could listen to her talks for hours. I can read her books multiple times and still learn something new.
Even after all of her amazing inspiration, I still find myself struggling to be 100% vulnerable. Can any of you relate?
Part of it is because today’s culture teaches us to be anything but vulnerable. We need to say the “right” things. We need to act a certain way. We need to use the right filter on a photo before posting it. Did y’all know there is even an app where you can add makeup to your face when you’re not wearing any in the photo?!?
It sounds cliche, but being vulnerable is really risky and hard nowadays.
Over the course of the last few years, I’ve learned that being vulnerable is not only important for myself but for others.
It’s important for people to know who we TRULY are and why we believe the things we do.
It’s important for us to be BRAVE and share what’s going on in our lives. Not just the good stuff, but the bad and ugly, too.
You’d be surprised by the outpouring of support I received when I shared in a recent blog that I deal with depression. You would be surprised by the outpouring of support I received when I talked about my divorce. You’d be surprised by the outpouring of support I received when I posted a video of myself crying as I was driving through my community in flames.
Because you know what? I am not the only one going through life. We all are going through stuff…some of us (me) just talk about it more openly than others.
Fearlessly Authentique will ALWAYS be a place for open and honest conversations. The good, the bad, the ugly. We will talk about life, struggles, and fears. Most important, we’ll talk about how we overcame those struggles and conquered those fears.
I hope that the more I share with you, the more you will feel comfortable taking a risk and being more vulnerable.
Maybe it’s telling a loved one that your anxiety was high when they ask you how your day was. Maybe it’s telling your husband you need more from him. Maybe it’s asking for help.
Whatever it is, I encourage you to be vulnerable. Trust me, it’s worth it.