WHO ELSE IS AFRAID TO BE SEEN CRYING? (GHOST TEARS GIRL DRAWING PART 3)

I don't want anyone to see me crying because I don't want them to think that I'm a wuss or that I can't take care of myself or that I'm stupid somehow.  What are your reasons for sucking up your tears?  Has someone made fun of you before when you let them fall?  

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I think my brothers and my father made me feel like I couldn't do that.  I so much wanted to be accepted by them and for them to think I was as good as them---you know---brave and adventurous.  So even as a little girl when I got hit in the head and my scalp started bleeding, I wouldn't show how much it hurt.  I stopped those tears like my life depended upon it.

That was when I was 6 years old.  To this day, I still have a hard time showing when I'm hurt or scared or showing my vulnerability.  What about you?  

I'm starting to learn that when I do let go and cry,  it's a great way to relieve my stress.  Moreover, it's a way to acknowledge that I'm alright not being perfect.  I accept myself with all my flaws and humanness even if no one else does.


My "Ghost Tears Girl" drawing is finished.  I am actually surprised how beautiful she turned out.  Thanks for taking this journey with me and following along the work in progress.  If you enjoyed this, take a look at more of my artwork here.