Being strong is a difficult subject to discuss. 2017 was the year where being too strong finally bit me on the tail. 2018 I want to focus a little more and experience vulnerability. Confession, I can’t say vulnerability in real life lol.
I’ve discussed before how my daughter experiences sensitivity a lot more than a I do.
For the past few years, I’ve had the wrong concept when it came to being strong.
With a little time I was able to gather some ideas on what to teach my daughter about being strong.
For this year I wanted to start my first 2018 blog post with something different. This is the first time I am choosing a word for 2018.
(of a living thing) undergo natural development by increasing in size and changing physically; progress to maturity.
For the past few years I’ve been afraid to grow. I’ve been making up tons of excuses. I have been sitting in my comfort zone for too long, way too long I would say. I’ve been wanting to learn more or do different things.
I feel like my brain is not capable of learning more than what I know.
We had brunch while we were being educated about what, and how planned parent hood has and can help our Latino community.
When it comes to the sexual topics, and sexual health, the Hispanic community tends to go nuts about it. Meaning, they do not want to discuss and almost make you feel like you’re committing the biggest sin, just by simply talking or asking about it.
In better words, there is a huge taboo around this subject and Latinos.
One of the biggest taboo within the latinas, is birth control.
My daughter was able to attend the event with me, since we had a last minute baby sitter hiccup.
I was a little skeptical and afraid she was not going to enjoy the event or ask me to leave every hour. Luckily, that was not the case, she actually enjoyed and kept on asking questions about people in there.
She was very curious as to what everyone was doing there and what they did.
I have been stuck in a weird funk since March. I am very analytic, way to analytic I would say and other people too. After attending a big event this year, I started analyzing every single aspect of what I have been doing, and what I wanted to do.
I thought I had figured it out, but honestly I was still feeling stuck. Until this day, there are days where I still feel stuck in that funk. I hate feeling stuck because when I feel like that way, I know what I need to do to get out of it, but it’s like I’m limited and I can’t move forward.
Usually when I feel this way, I begin to over analyze and over think about every single thing. My main focus than directs to everything I have not been able to complete or accomplish, rather than the things I have completed. I started out my blog as an outlet to regain some “Me Time”
My daughter has a very strong personality, but she’s also very, very sensitive which I admit a lot of the times, it upsets me. It has been a little difficult for me to understand and learn her sensitive side.
My casa is filled with nothing but Taureans, my mom, brother, dughter and me. Let me tell you it has been a challenge understanding our personalities.
Most of us have more of the stronger side of the Taurean personality, but on the other side my daughter seems to be a bit more on the sensitive side of the sign.
I wasn’t so blessed with the sensitive side, which is hard for me to understand sometimes because I have a very strong personality lol
I received the invitation almost last minute which I was very, very thankful for.
I took my time in writing this post because, I wanted to make sure I shared everything I had in mind, I wanted all the learning to settled in my brain, and share with you all my most genuine thoughts on this experience.