Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection.Brené Brown
What a wonderful quote! I believe this to be 100% true.
Being vulnerable is scary. It means that we can be hurt and no one wants that. Not in that way for sure. But deciding to be vulnerable is hard. We’ve all been there.
I remember exactly when I started talking to The Captain. I liked him and he liked me, but I was cautious. I had been hurt before and I assume that a lot of the d/s relationships I had before him, were “safe”. Safe in a way that I knew there was no future and they’d end eventually. It was fun while it lasted.
When we started talking more, getting to know each other, he found a way for me to be vulnerable again. He worked very hard and looking back I’m grateful for that. I got hurt very bad, when our relationship ended and it took me a long time to get over him, over us. The idea of trusting someone again that much again was nothing I could imagine.
But wounds heal. They did in my case as well. I took all I learned about me and my needs and wants and finally allowed myself to be vulnerable again. It took some time and work, but I know it is worth it.
I am vulnerable and I am being rewarded with an amazing connection. A connection I never dreamt of having.
I love you Michael!