Today’s 31 Days of Free Writes word is TRUST.
TRUST can be really hard hard for a lot of people. At times it’s easy for me and other times it is hard.
Holly talked about “trust falls” in her podcast today. I can vaguely remember doing them a few times growing up. I remember always being terrified and one time I remember we failed and didn’t quite catch a person.
In my dating adventures I’ve always struggled with being able to trust men. It was never because of an abusive relationship or anything like that from my past. And I don’t think it ever was because the guy I was dating was no good. I think it was really all in my head and from unsolicited advice I’d received and read about craziness that can happen when you date strangers…especially when you meet people online.
It would be really hard for me to let someone get close to me or know anything about me without being able to trust them. I think a lot of it was I was afraid of getting hurt and I figured well if I just don’t trust this person then I won’t get too close and I won’t get hurt.
I soon learned that in order to love someone you need to trust them and you need to let them in and get close to you. It’s funny how all these different things connect together.
Trust can’t just be thing thing that is left alone. It is connected to love, happiness, joy, safety, and everything else related to relationships.