OotD: My heart on my sleeve

13 September 2013

The last four days had been incredibly busy and stressful, so I am thankful that Friday served as a little breather for me. I even got to have a very relaxed breakfast at Toast Box in Fort with my friends Ralph and Mike. 


We've known one another for a year now but it is only recently that we started talking about more personal stuff. Today, over constant ribbing toast and milk tea (and during lunch and before we went home after work --- it was a very serious discussion), we talked about my being sensitive and tendency to take everything - especially their jokes - seriously. I debated that that's not really true as I also joke about being offended by their jokes, and that if I do get offended I make sure that the offending party knows about it. I told them that I've actually mellowed down and that thank god they didn't know me when I was a petulant child, or else I would've had my mom talk to my teacher about them bullying me, as what happened to a couple of my classmates back in grade school. Heh, kids.

Still, it is nice to have conversations like this. Sometimes I can get too wrapped up in my own world that I fail to keep myself in check so it's good to have friends who can be blatantly honest with me and tell me what I need to hear instead of "friends" who feed me bullsh*t.

Not everyone can get me: I am awkwardly excitable, I tend to blurt out my thoughts loudly before I get the chance to process them in my head, and I am extremely passionate about things I like. I know this makes me seem exaggerated or overacting and can put some people off, but I don't want to have to apologize for my passions and interests. Not everyone can get me, but I am glad and grateful that a lot of people still can and still make the effort to get to know me and be friends with me. ♥ 

PS: Credits to my favorite tweeter Stefan for the title of this post.

2 comments:

Claire Pascua said...

Krissy, can I just say thank you for putting it so beautifully.

"I am awkwardly excitable, I tend to blurt out my thoughts loudly before I get the chance to process them in my head, and I am extremely passionate about things I like. I know this makes me seem exaggerated or overacting and can put some people off, but I don't want to have to apologize for my passions and interests."

I kind of have the same personality. Sometimes it bothers me that I put people off because of that (I've been called "OA" at least once recently though not in a really bad way... but still it made me feel conscious.) Thank you for reminding me that I don't have to apologize to anyone for being me. In the end, I think it's only though showing your real self that you get real friends. :)

krissy said...

Hi Claire, I'm glad my post helped in its own little way. :) And thank you, too! I'm glad I'm not alone. :)