My whole life I’ve been searching for an answer without even really knowing the question, “Why am I this way?”.
Then last week in an online group someone posted about being an Empath and I did some research, like I do for anything that intrigues me. I’d heard of being an Empath before, but never really understood what it meant. Someone else in the group posted a self-assessment test to help evaluate whether or not you were one and I got an overwhelming affirmation. I answered yes to most of the questions.
Everything started to make sense. I ordered the Empath’s Survival Guide and started reading as soon as it arrived. I finally started to understand so much about myself. Why I’m a worrier. Why the world seems overwhelming to me. Why I take on the problems of people around me. Why I crave being alone to recharge. Why I use food and alcohol to cushion myself from the world.
Knowing these things has changed everything about my thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Of course if I’d had this information thirty years ago my life would look completely different, but I can’t dwell on the “what if” and “if only”. I have to be grateful that this information has come into my life now and use it to keep fighting my fight.
If you’re feeling lost like I was, please don’t stop searching for your answers. Be open to them being out there and they will eventually find you … possibly at the perfect time.
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