For a lot of my twenties I walked around with a story that "no one gets me"
I found myself lonely
And resentful
I took every sideways glance and eye roll personally and continued to build my case for why this world was a cold and pointless place
I did little talking
A lot of judging
And my religion was self pity
I made some beautiful art during this time
My isolation resulted in a great deal of productivity
I was prolific
And in tremendous pain
So I started to question
Why is it that no one gets me
And it dawned on me
I never shared much of anything
Rarely did I open up, share what was true for me, what I was thinking and almost never what I was feeling
Now this may seem like common sense, but for me this was a profound epiphany
If I don’t show up how could anyone know me?
I was near suicide so I thought I am going to give this a try
I am going to speak up
I am going to give this sharing thing an attempt
And I started to
Little by little
Word by word
I began to share my inner world
It wasn’t easy
It wasn’t comfortable
I have felt intense pain
But the connection that has come through, is unequivocally worth it all
For now complete “strangers” say to me almost daily: “I feel like I know you more than people close to me and I feel like you are helping me find me”
And that right there, I wouldn’t trade for the world

❤ Emily Joy Rosen

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Emily Rosen is the co-owner and CEO of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating where she oversees business development strategies, student affairs, marketing and public relations, and keeps a pulse on the fields of eating psychology and nutrition to ensure the Institute’s position as a leader worldwide. Emily makes things happen. Her passion for health and transformation has provided her the opportunity to speak and present internationally and be at the forefront of a new generation of women leaders committed to making a heartfelt difference in the world. Her tireless work and faithful commitment have touched the lives of millions of fans and followers worldwide.