I was raised with the mindset that I was not allowed to cry. Unless someone died, crying was weak. Plus if I was upset I always heard “I’ll give you something to cry about.” I will tell you something I wish I heard a long time ago. It’s Okay to Cry.
Things get heavy and we have emotions. They need to be released. A lot of our problems are by us not allowing ourselves to release our emotions. Crying is a necessity for us. I have had my fair share of ugly cries in the last two years. It has honestly helped me a lot.
The problem is, I hate crying. That is a deep-seeded thing from my childhood. As soon as I feel myself starting to want to cry I will give myself so many things to do I don’t have time to think about it. I need this reminder: It’s Okay to Cry!
I want to try to inspire people more. I know that sharing my stories may help others. It is hard to let people see those things about me. For so long as a child I was taught that emotions were dumb, and I was not allowed to have any that were negative. I was taught to hide myself.
No one should be forced to hide who they are. It’s Okay to Cry!