We are collectors in this life. We collect experiences. And like the things in our house, we showcase some of those experiences by posting them on our social media or telling everyone we meet about them. Others, like a box of old mementos and letters from a failed relationship hidden in the back of a closet, we hide away from the rest of the world out of shame or fear of what people will think. But it’s those moments, all of those experiences that combine to make us unique and special and perfectly who we are. It’s that memory that pops up for us that shapes the way we react to the next experience in a different way than anyone else. It’s your collection of experiences that touches the world, shapes other people’s lives and tells them that they are not alone in the struggles of life. Go ahead and hide the things that you need to, but if you’re brave enough bring it all on out to the living room and let people identify with the things that make you who you are. Let them hear the echoed “me too” when they see something familiar in your story.
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