Thursday, February 9, 2012


I haven't posted in a very long time. There hasn't been anything that I have wanted to say. I haven't wanted to share my inner thoughts and feelings with other people. But right now, in this moment, I feel terribly lonely and empty; two very vulnerable and painful emotions. The last thing that I have wanted to do was to share my vulnerability with other people, since I have always equated vulnerability with rejection.

Maybe I'm being impulsive. However, I know that I need to write; it has been so long. It feels as though I have lost most of my ability to convey anything meaningful. As I am writing these words, I feel the emptiness filling up ever so slightly.

There are so many of you that I want to reach out to, but I hesitate because more than anything, I fear rejection and judgement. I never let my guard down; always on edge; constantly frightened of being hurt.
So much of the time, I am terrified, and this is the way it has always been for me. Sometimes I want to let people know that I'm so scared. I want to be told that it's all okay, that I'm okay and that I am really not the terrible person that I imagine myself to be. I live in a constant state of feeling as though I have done something terribly wrong, and I am just waiting for punishment to come my way. Although if I scan my memory I can't find the terrible thing that I have done. I've made some mistakes, but those things don't make me a bad person. So I carry this kind of shameful feeling with me always. I realize that some of you will judge me for confessing my vulnerability, and quite frankly I'm not sure that my sharing in this way is even appropriate. There are probably better ways to connect, and I may regret this later. But I hurt and I don't want to be in this pain alone.


  1. Jaimie - true friends are there forever - through thick and thin - through good times and bad. You don't have to regret sharing your pain or hide what you're feeling. You have friends who care and love you and want to help you through. Even though I may be geographically challenged I am with you in spirit (and by email and phone).
    love you always,

  2. You aren't alone, both in the vulnerability and worrying about writing. Love you, sis.

  3. Just today discovered your writing again, causing a bit of joy to fill my heart. I'll never judge you for just being you. How could I? I think your pretty wonderful just as you are. I've been feeling a bit lonely and empty lately also, but that's because there are things I cannot change that have come to the surface. I'll rise above it...I always do, but for now I'm in a bit of a funk. I'm always here to listen when you need it.