Thoughts on Vulnerability
April 13, 2012
You may have noticed that I share a lot of personal things on my blog. There may be times you are reading along and think, “Yikes! Why is Nanette telling us these things about herself….too much information!” And…maybe so. But you know for years, I rarely talked about my own feelings, weaknesses, or fears. And I realized it just wasn’t working for me any longer. But truthfully guys, this is pretty scary stuff for me still!
Most of my life, I have been convinced that showing my vulnerabilities made me appear weak and not in control. I feared I would alienate those who depended on me if I showed any signs of vulnerability, and they would feel I could not be supportive to them if I had issues of my own. The greatest gift, and surprise, has been that I have been proved completely wrong. In fact, I am finding its the polar opposite. When I dare reveal my vulnerabilities, share my weaknesses, and present the “real me” to others, I am rewarded triple-fold with deeper, more meaningful, and more “real” relationships with friends and family.
Tomorrow is an important anniversary date for me. I will be sharing some thoughts and reflections on the sweet woman I was blessed to call My Mom.
Lots of love,