Let's talk about emotional honesty.
Looking back a few years on my previous blog posts, I didn't really know what it meant to be emotionally honest. On my "send off" (aka graduation) at RCC this time around, one of the therapists told me she was convinced I had a twin.
She said the Kelsi that came in to treatment in 2016 was a completely different person than the Kelsi that came in during the summer of 2012.
Luckily, she was right.
And luckily, that leaves me with plenty of new blog inspirations.
I'm still the Kelsi who published nationally inspired blog posts before;
luckily, for you, I have more to say this time around.
The Kelsi who came into treatment during the summer of 2012 was a kind-hearted and motivated young woman. Those blog posts from years ago were factual and from the heart, but not 100% percent beneficial or emotionally honest.
That Kelsi was still sheltered and in complete denial.
That Kelsi was a great person,
but needed a little more life experience to fully embrace this blog and share what it means to be emotionally honest.
Emotional honesty is difficult.
When was the last time you sat down and actually evaluated your emotions?
I'm sure it's easy to remember when the last time someone asked how you were doing;
but when was the last time you answered with emotional honesty?
Sure, I get it, it is always easier to answer with, "Fine!" or "I'm okay, thanks."
But what's the real answer?
Who is the last person you could be emotionally honest with?
When I first began treatment at the River Centre Clinic for the second time, I couldn't remember the last time I had been emotionally honest.
Maybe I hadn't been emotionally honest ever.
Maybe I grew up in a (wonderful and loving) household where it was acceptable to be a happy-go-lucky teenager who loved playing softball... Because that's what she believed her professional baseball player dad wanted her to do.
Actually, 28 years later,
I finally don't think her parents wanted her to play softball at all.
I think she set super high expectations for herself;
Which were impossible to live up to.
And eventually lead to hard times.
Emotional honesty is tough.
It requires vulnerability and authenticity.
It requires taking a risk.
It requires finding friend who gets what it means to struggle.
Let's do it together.
Let's struggle together.
Let's take this risk and become emotionally honest.