There are a lot of times that I find myself wishing I could talk to someone, and yet, whenever I try to connect and share with anyone, I almost immediately feel like I’ve made a mistake and shut down. It’s not the fault of whoever I’ve tried to reach out to, but invariably they will say something within the first two minutes of conversation that annoys me to no end and there’s no possible way I could continue speaking with them, never mind opening up about whatever is getting at me.

I know this is my own fault, but it’s been going on since I was a child. Maybe it’s my fault for not communicating clearly about what I want or need to share. Maybe I wish people could be more attuned to how I’m feeling. Maybe maybe.

If you’re reading this and you know me, the next time I seem more quiet than usual, there’s probably a reason. This is probably true for a lot of people. Listen to them.