2 posts from month 05/2016

Emotional Littering

Emotional littering is when I attempt to alleviate my own overwhelming emotions by disposing of them elsewhere, when I inherently know they're mine to be responsible to. In those moments, I don't want to own what I'm feeling and how I'm reacting to it. Instead, I'm trying to drop my responsibility into another's backyard. To put it on them. I'm not making space for my stuff, and I'm attempting to alleviate this by leaving it for someone else to take care of. I'm pretending to not be ...

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Defining Boundaries

A plant needs space, and a seed, as its container to grow. The seed is a boundary from which the plant grows, as is the space that it takes root and grows in. To ensure our plants—the ones we choose to nurture and grow—have the space they need to grow free from invasive intruders, we weed our landscape. Our relationships are no different. They are a landscape that needs our attention. Weeding is necessary, as is protecting our space from the things we do not need, nor want, ...

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