Ms. Understood

I have a deep, innate desire to be known and to know.

I’m a connector: I like to connect with people, allow them to connect with me and then connect those people with other people.

I’m a sharer. I love to share my feelings, thoughts, fun tidbits. factoids and what ifs all day long…and I want those that I love to do the same.

I’m a resolver. I CRAVE resolution. Even if the resolve is a means to an end, it’s still better than the dreaded purgatory of non-resolution.

I wear my heart on my sleeve. I’m deeply relational, zealous about relationships, passionate about worship and earnest about communication.

Most would say those are all fine and dandy, but, I have to say…the girl who comes with those, is also the girl who tends to over communicate, over analyze and desire the affirmation of being loved, respected and known.

The people who hold my heart understand why I cry when I watch Lord of the Rings, refuse to watch Ricky Jervais host anything live, write long emails, belly laugh too hard at puns and lose sleep over conflict.

Not everyone will (or should) understand and appreciate the odds & ends and ins & outs of our hearts. And the tough thing is, we can’t know this until we put it out there, become vulnerable and take a chance. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. Our hearts can be slippery suckers and when they’re dropped, it hurts.

Emanda’s Fortune du Jour: Be ever wise of who you let HOLD your heart, but be ever generous with your LOVE.

I used to think there was something wrong with me because I avoid dating games like the plague, dive into the deep end of conversations early on and really do believe honesty is the best policy. But, come to find out, there’s nothing wrong with me. I love BIG. I love out loud and that’s OK.

What about you? Do you ever feel misunderstood?

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