Turtle Shells

The hardest balance to strike is being tough yet sensitive. We all put on some type of exterior image, usually masking our vulnerabilities. Some who don’t hide their vulnerabilities are often categorized as sensitive. I mean don’t get me wrong, I get annoyed by feelings and people who express them constantly. There are a lot of times when expressing my own feelings I leave out certain parts because I hate the fact I have feelings.

We need to say our feelings more despite how other people around us might feel. Being tough should be more of a mindset and attitude, not so much in what we say. My natural instinct is to “be tough” in all aspects of my life. I create a wall surrounding me, only letting a handful of people in. It’s how I’ve always been. But every day I do my best to let myself go and voice my weirdest and darkest thoughts. How we learn and grow is through exposing a raw, real version of ourselves.

Humans are like turtles. Beautiful and tough on the outside and dark and gross on the inside. Being sensitive has always been looked down upon, but today I celebrate the sensitive side to myself. We all should. One voice, one feeling, one sensitive heart can change the world.

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