People confuse me. I’ll admit it. Recently at work we took a DISC assessment, which is a type of behavior assessment tool. Most of the results were things that I agree with. There were definitely things that I saw on my results that made me think. About how I perceive things, how people perceive me, and generally how I deal with people.
August 15 was my first day at my job. On my first day we had to introduce ourselves. It’s odd how we change. I remember on that first day, the people I talked to the most – and the people I talked to the least. What’s funny – is that the people I talked to the least at that time, are now my closest friends at work. Oddly enough, our work group has a great connection – that would confuse anyone who walked by and overheard us.
Sometimes I feel like this perplexed girl above (my daughter). I can see the look on her face – she just wants to get away, she’s in her own world, she is confused. People confuse her, sounds around her confuse her, smells/sights/bright lights confuse her. Some days I feel like that too – it’s like the world is overwhelming to me. I want to be like the kid above – building a sandcastle, in a world of my own. I want to be in my own world so try to escape in my own mind.
And then reality hits, my phone rings, or a human being speaks to me and I must respond. Sometimes it’s awkward, sometimes it’s painful – but I manage, and I crawl my way through. The good thing, is once I figure out how to get myself through these bad times – I know I can help others get through them too.
Next time you are in a tough spot – become that kid on a beach. Immerse yourself in your own little VR world within your head. Get yourself through it – and then reach out to someone else in need. There are so many people around us who are in much worse shape than we are – and we never know what the people around us are going through. They may seem picture perfect but their world may be crumbling – never judge a book by its cover.
“You can’t follow your heart when it is more confused than your head”