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shirt: uniqlo // pants: zara // shoes: goodwill

a few days ago I was staring at the ceiling talking about some philosophical. theological, and existential questions and thoughts with Lauren. It was one of those spontaneous tangents we both needed to go off on. It was nice. Though there were a lot of frustrations we both expressed, I felt so lucky to have a friend like her. It’s not often you find people who are willing to be as unguarded and real. I’m grateful for Lauren’s ability to ooze authenticity and general likability. I’m thankful she’s one my best friends. Knowing that I have several friends like this in my life is a great source for comfort.

That being said, I’ve been a little bit of a grumpy-gus lately.  I’ve been getting really frustrated with others inability to accept vulnerability. (it doesn’t help that my entire BFA project is about combating shame with vulnerability so I’m even more gung-ho about it all…) I find myself getting miffed when people remain guarded and vauge. OY WITH THE NEBULOUS ANSWERS ALREADY.

I know. I need to give those people a break. I’m just having a hard time doing so. So in the meantime I’m going to focus on the friends I have that allow me to feel deeper, to think critically, and to be vulnerable. Because right now, those are the humans keeping me sane.

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9 comments

  1. It's so good to keep your mind open and be honest with yourself always. I definitely had to get over being vulnerable years ago. It's not healthy to be so guarded all the time.

  2. It's so good to keep your mind open and be honest with yourself always. I definitely had to get over being vulnerable years ago. It's not healthy to be so guarded all the time.

  3. It's so good to keep your mind open and be honest with yourself always. I definitely had to get over being vulnerable years ago. It's not healthy to be so guarded all the time.

  4. It's so good to keep your mind open and be honest with yourself always. I definitely had to get over being vulnerable years ago. It's not healthy to be so guarded all the time.

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