I have felt weird for a long time.
I can't stand the sun on my skin for more than five minutes; the clothing labels drive me crazy.
When people scream, they scare me.
I can't stand strong smells.
I feel stuck when I have a lot to do in a short amount of time. I become overwhelmed easily by all the stimulation and information around me.
I tend to be very sensitive to pain.
Loud noises make me feel uncomfortable.
For a long time, I had felt weird and alone. I asked myself what was wrong with me, but I had no response.
One day I came across a book: The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron. After reading it, a huge weight was lifted from me. I found a lot of answers about my personality and my difficulties.
I was, and I am a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).
Everything became clear, and I started my research on the topic. I read blogs, books, personal experiences and I understood that a lot of people were Highly sensitive persons like me.
I wasn't alone. It was a great revelation. Now my life is better, and I think that my sensitivity is a gift, but... I will speak about this in another post.
The point is that if you feel alone, or you have a problem, and you can't solve it, speak to someone, find information, read about the experiences of another person with the same troubles.
It doesn't matter if you don't know her (or him), but her experience can help you and sometimes you can make lovely friends!
In this decade, I have found a lot of friends all around the world and thanks to them I have had some useful advice and intense moments of connection.
Today, start your research.
Find your community.
"Google" your problem.
Write me a letter.
Search for a book on Amazon or wander around a bookshop and wait for a title to catch your eye.
Find that little moment that can change your life.
Be brave and speak to someone.
I hope that this short piece will remind you that you are not alone!