By Diary of a Chocolate Girl
We all know the excitement of wanting to share things with friends and loved ones. The anticipation builds up, and you feel compelled to share your joy with others. It feels like you will burst if you don’t get it out! But have you ever regretted sharing news too soon? Whether it includes plans, a new relationship, a new adventure, or a job, sometimes things unexpectedly go left without warning. Life happens, and some things don’t always work out as planned. The even more embarrassing part is having to give updates on the news you were once excited about.
One of the most disappointing things is sharing the development of a new relationship prematurely with a close loved one. The thrill of finding someone new to connect with is always exciting and gives off an incredible feeling of joy and eagerness to see what the future holds.
Then one day, things change. Things fall apart, people change, and then you are left feeling unsure of what happened. Eventually, you start to get the questions of how things are going. You have to decide to either further explain the occurrence of events that revealed the unexpected, or you finally decide to keep the outcome private.
Not to say that sharing good things that happen to us is not ideal, but sometimes things work out in their own time. Choosing to share the bad can sometimes alter the outward perception of everyone around you and can cause unwanted and unsolicited opinions.
There is nothing worse than hearing the adjusted feelings of friends due to you sharing too much information. Now they are either in support of preserving your happiness or on the bandwagon of forever viewing the shared situation through stained glass.
Choosing to keep things private sometimes can be a great practice of humility. It can show you how to keep things you enjoy or temporary feelings for yourself. At times emotions are high and can tend to trope rational.
Sometimes the excitement is best kept to self due to all news about you will be received with positivity. There can be unwanted influences that lead you to overthink your happiness and comfort.
As I mentioned earlier, things can sometimes take a path of their own and development the complete opposite of what we hoped. That brings it all back to outside influences that can make or break your next actions.
I am a firm believer in not letting your left hand know what the right is doing. I like to keep things for myself to enjoy. I want to live in the moment and take things as they come. Whether good or bad, I have learned that my privacy is so much more peaceful than opening myself to unwanted attention and criticism.
Keeping things private can allow one to connect with self. Once you learn to control your emotions, you sometimes tend to control your surroundings. It is essential to keep your voice but always protect your heart.
Chanel Davisis a contributing writer and the creator and operator of the Diary Of A Chocolate Girl podcast aiming to connect with chocolate girls all over through personal experiences and opinions with mild humor and a spiritual flare. Be sure to connect on IG and Facebook @DiaryofaChocolateGirl