This paragraph changed it all for me
It’s easy to feel uncared for when people aren’t able to communicate & connect with you in the way you need. And it’s so hard not to internalize that silence as a reflection on your worth. But the truth is that the way other people operate is not about you. Most people are so caught up in their own responsibilities, struggles, & anxieties, that the thought of asking someone else how they’re doing doesn’t even cross their mind. They aren’t inherently bad or uncaring, they’re just busy & self focused. And that’s okay. It’s not evidence of some fundamental failing on your part. It doesn’t make you unlovable or invisible. It just means that those people aren’t good at looking beyond their own world. But the fact that you are, despite the darkness you feel, you have the ability to share your love & light with others, that is a strength. Your work isn’t to change who you are, it’s to find people who are able to give you the connection you need. Because despite what you feel, you are not too much, you are not too sensitive or too needy. You are thoughtful & empathetic. You are compassionate & kind. With or without anyone’s acknowledgement or affection, you are ENOUGH.
Thank you Daniell Koepke for your words of wisdom, love, & truth.