i just wrote a story about some bad news i received. i realized as i was reading it that maybe some people would try put it into perspective by belittling it and comparing it to a bigger struggle (well i was doing that myself). but i don't need this to feel better about my problems. my feelings, emotions, and experiences are subjective to who i am and the 27 years that have been written on my slate. i can empathize with another's struggles if they are measurably bigger than mine but i cannot stop feeling my pain when something happens in my life that is comparative to my own experiences...thats all i know...if we all compared our struggles i think we would stop writing them here. when i join a group that has an experience that i resonate with, i actually write my story first before i read the others...because if i read a story that was harder than mine or more difficult, i would probably feel that mine had no place. but that's not true. all our experiences have a place here. all are worthy and important and true and real....i hope no one has this experience of feeling compared and hence less than someone else. its not
TheRealMimi TheRealMimi
31-35, F
2 Responses Mar 11, 2010

if u can't find the spot just create it.

yeah - we all have our own struggles - I'm still looking for the right spot to post mine