Crying is a part of life. Everyone does it even if they don’t admit it. Im a cryer. Which may come to a surprise to most people since they probably have never actually seen me do it. I suffer from strong black woman syndrome in that way. Even though no one asks me to be, I have to be strong for them. Even at funerals I only cry because another is hurting but ever for myself.
But when Im alone… Baby the tears will flow. Sometimes I cry so hard it hurts so good. Not necessarily out of pain but just from the release of emotion. I cant say that Im the most emotionally sensitive. Its not because Im apathetic but because Im really good at reading the emotions of others. I can fell them even if I dont want to and it can be exhausting. So Im strong for them then but I cry later to release the frustration, the hurt, the disappointment or whatever else is there. Its therapeutic.
I still struggle with sharing a cry with someone else. For me, its a vulnerability thing especially with the opposite sex. I remember the one man I ever cried in front of. It was hard. It was awkward. It was also releasing. It helped me pull down the wall and let someone in and thats important for growth. Emotionally thats something I need.
So Im not suggesting you become a cry baby by any means, but I ma saying that a good cry could be just what you need. Take your moment, fix your mascara, and get it done. Don’t let pent up emotions hold you back from having your most amazing year!