Letting Our Guard Down
I was talking to my good friend at school the other day. It had been a busy and tiring day for both of us, for everyone probably. I had a lot on my mind, but was keeping so busy with the day-to-day tasks that I didn’t give myself time or space to truly let my guard down. I was holding everything inside and together so that I could be there for my students and colleagues. When the students had left for the day, and the halls were clearing out as teachers were leaving, there I was talking with my friend. She was fully present and made me feel like I mattered. She gave me the space to talk, and offered questions that guided me to let my guard down.
I had no idea how much anxiety and fear were bottling up inside of me. Thanks to my friend for taking the time to be there for me, I was able to empty my heart of the heaviness that was weighing me down.
Is anything bottling up inside your heart right now? Find a way to let it out. Is there someone you could be that outlet for? Be it.
Love, Ali xo
I'm Ali. I write about my journey of living a full and healthy life with food allergies, overcoming the comparison trap, and cultivating authenticity.