Here I am again! Getting sick of me yet?! Too bad! I am practicing being my own version of “too much” so here I am with a third post this week. Too much? Maybe, but that’s ok!

Best part of the week: I don’t really know how to describe the best part of this week. I think that for right now it might just have to be for me. But it was a really good week overall and I am feeling very full!

Worst part of the week: I didn’t have a worst part this week. However I did have a hardest part. But I want to make it explicitly clear before I begin that while it was hard it was in no way bad.

One of the [gajillion] things I’m learning about right now is how to be ok with other peoples’ experiences. As I get to know people on deeper levels I get the privilege of finding out who they are and about the experiences they’ve gone through. And let me tell you, not all of those experiences are nice ones. In fact there are a lot of super shitty things that happen in life *echos of shock*. This week, as I got to know my friends more, the hardest part of my week was hearing about some of the really difficult things they’ve had to go through. But as I said moments ago, this was not a bad thing. Yes it was hard, yes I felt sad for them, and yes I had to process things a little more deeply, but I am so much better off for knowing these people. And part of knowing these people, really knowing them, means knowing them beyond their love of stationery, their soft spot for puppies, and their passion for helping people. It’s knowing about what they’ve gone through, how they’ve overcome things, how they’re still doing it and then loving them just the same.

Something I’m grateful for: I feel like I don’t even have the right words to use to express my gratitude to the people who have trusted me with their stories and shared their experiences with me. I’m also grateful for this piece of writing and the message it shares.

Something I’m excited for: I have a buddy coming to visit this weekend! We’re going to hit up one of the markets in the city, spend some time outside, and just hang out! We haven’t seen each other in a couple months so I’m super stoked to get to spend some quality time with her.

569) Do you have any questions or queries about things you're just to scared or embarrassed to ask? Hell yes I do! But most of the questions that I’m too scared to ask are personal ones. I want to know people deeply but I don’t want to come off as being too nosey or, dare I say it, too much. So most of my unasked questions are about people and their stories. But I’m working on it.

Well friends, if you read to the end of this then you made it through three posts in one week. I hope it felt like too much ;)