The last few months I've been thinking about and exploring this idea of becoming more emotionally whole.
Really taking a look at the pieces of myself that are hardest to comprehend.
And it sucks. It's not easy, but it's my hope that digging into the things that I've hidden will make me whole.
Something I've been learning a lot about lately is empathy. It's something that feels very unnatural but I find it to be such an essential part to connecting with your loved ones and friends.
I'm very much a fixer or problem solver. I often get caught up in the idea of trying to find a solution but in the end most people don't want an answer, they just need someone to come alongside with them and help sit in their emotion with them.
For me, experiencing others' pain, anger, and sadness is very difficult to sit through. It's uncomfortable and makes me feel a lack of control; but it also allows us to be together. To be on the same team and explore and fight and journey together. Sharing whatever human experience we are going through. And ultimately making me a better husband, a better father, a better co-worker, and a better friend.