This week I’ve felt that sting a lot. (Not that water infection kinda sting, thank goodness!) I’ve felt that sting of hurt when someone has said something that I find offensive.
A colleague told me that the only way I could have kids would be adoption (not true) and a friend undermined a situation which, for me, was very real and very serious but for her was little more than a passing phase.
And so I feel stung.
How does one deal with feeling stung?
A year ago I would have been bitter and angry but, as anger is a secondary emotion, I want to allow myself to feel hurt.
And boy do I hurt.
I’m not very good at being hurt. I hate being vulnerable and I associated being hurt with being vulnerable. I struggle to, rationally, admit that something has upset me.
Right now, I’d take a wasp sting over this emotional sting that is happening inside me.