If you have about 20 minutes, pop over to the "Video Inspiration" tab on the blog and watch the Brene Brown video from TED. It was thought-provoking for me.
I think that one of the reasons I keep this blog is to have a place to be vulnerable. I know that that content has changed quite a bit since the beginning, but I don't necessarily think that is all bad. I know that there is a part of me that is less willing to be vulnerable here (LOTS of reasons for that, common sense being #1). I have talked about this before, but my world really is much smaller now than it was when I was a freelance interpreter - I come into contact with far fewer people and I participate in less social engagement, so that limits the opportunity to be in situations where I might express vulnerability or even just be myself and not myself on guard.
Let me be clear - "myself on guard" is not about not trusting people - it is just about being "on" all the time. I think we all have different facets of ourselves that we choose to express in different ways and at different times.
This isn't well thought-out...I think I may have to rethink this post and rewrite it. I guess the point is that I am thinking about the lecture Brene Brown gave and how that works into my world.