This is part two of a new Mental Jailbreak series examining life through the eyes of a divorced Dad struggling to deal with the emotional fallout of family breakup. While there are many aspects to explore, both positive and negative, each post will try to focus on one topic at a time while still honoring the complexity of the bigger picture. Get a real inside look at the thoughts and emotions of one man’s journey.
Free. Alive. Awake. Grateful beyond belief. Open. Inspired.
These are just some of the amazing emotions I have felt since my separation and eventual courtship and marriage with my new love and partner in life. I was living on autopilot for thirty years, following all the “steps” for a successful life. In the process of being who I thought everyone wanted me to be, I realized that I never figured out who I actually wanted to be. I never even figured out who I was. I was just a scared, deeply insecure, smart, sensitive, young man driven almost completely by my ego to control the world around me and desperate for the acceptance and validation of others that my life choices were the good ones.
Today we will discuss a social phenomenon of EXTREME TALKING. It’s a form of conversational storytelling and dialogue that is fun to listen to but perhaps hard to engage with. You’ve heard someone who does it. Or maybe you do it yourself. It’s basically a never ending series of dramatized superlatives. You had the BEST possible thing or the WORST possible thing happen to you.
Oh my God, I went to the BEST sushi restaurant last night!
Andy is a curious soul with INFJ-T personality who likes to examine life closely and lives for those moments of deep revelation and spiritual connection.