The other day, Ann St Vincent, wrote about how one word can deflate one’s balloon so to speak. You can read the post here. And then in the same timeframe, several other bloggers had posts filled with anxiety, writing about triggers that can bring out anxiety, reminders of old feelings or needs to be validated. One comment on ASV’s post got me thinking, they asked her “Why do you crave assurance so much?” Ann was honest in her response: “I don’t know”
We all have triggers, things that we are learning about ourselves as we continue on this roller coaster ride we call life. In reading all of ASV’s posts and those of others, we can all be very self-aware of what it is we need, what we *think* we need and what we believe to be true. And yet, all of the self-awareness doesn’t always prepare you for that word, that trigger that can come out of nowhere, sending you back to that moment or that feeling that took over your being at that moment.
For some, it’s buried deep and may never seek release. For others, it’s never far, lurking just beneath the mask or façade that they need to wear everyday to get through. Now, I haven’t met ASV in person (yet) but I know myself and my own insecurities well enough to know that when I finally get to share in that bottle or bottles of Prosecco with her and Lady M, *I* am the one that will be in awe of these two strong, sexy, intelligent women. Both happen to be much taller than my 5’2″ and I know for a fact, I am “bigger” than both 🙂