“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
— Carl Jung
Feelings can be messy. Especially when other people are involved. They also can be transformative. Especially when other people are involved.
This blog is where I keep my feels. As someone who’s spent a lifetime not feeling entitled to them, who’s spent a lifetime of bottling them up until they explode because the pressure of containment becomes too great, this is a much-needed relief valve.
It also makes it easier for me to not spew them before they are properly processed.
Because, yanno, having people I care about become collateral damage is not cool.
Perhaps if those I unintentionally hurt gain more clarity from my confessions and musings, it will help mend what has been damaged — including the damage rendered to me when they unintentionally hurt me, too.
Should that never come to pass, may others feel less alone and more understood. Especially you, if you need it.