The women with the highest walls have the deepest love.
I’ll be the first to tell you that I am guarded, so best of luck getting through my walls. Somewhere deep inside, this quote, this idea, feels like it’s something to be proud of. I guess I see it like this – my walls are a form of protection, and the ones willing to stay, break down my walls, and work through it with me, have kind of proven to me that they are worthy of being let in. When I think about my walls and finding my person one day, I always think of the song This Is What It Takes by Shawn Mendes. I think he understands. 😉
Have those same people I deemed worthy of letting in also still hurt me? You bet. And in some of the most emotionally excruciating ways. So, what happens? My walls go up even higher this time, which brings me to this…
Walls keep everybody out. Boundaries teach people where the door is.
This is a completely true statement and it resonates with me entirely. I am super aware that my walls keep everybody out. And yet, my walls stay firmly intact. I have been working on this for over 2 years now. Being vulnerable is extremely difficult for me, but I promised myself I’d keep trying. So far, it’s continuously resulted in hurt, and it’s also been really beautiful and beneficial. (more…)