So, what’s new with you?
A phrase that I seem to hear over and over. Not just from casual acquaintances but close friends as well.
It seems I’ve run out of things to say. Meaning, I always go with the same thing, “Oh, you know, just the same old. Work, chores, the usual. ”
I don’t know why I’m so quick to disregard the question and not really answer them. What I should be saying is:
“It was Patrick’s birthday and we went to the cutest pumpkin patch.”
“Oh my gosh it’s hell week with my trainer and I’m dying.”
“I’m thinking about doing a Whole 30.”
Why is it that we put on a polite face when someone asks us how we are or what’s new in our life? Are we scared to open up and be vulnerable in fear of rejection or judgment? Maybe.
I’m going to try and be more conscious about how I answer this question and try to give more of myself to the person asking.
P.S.– Every Tuesday & Thursday after I work out I go to a coffee shop and get some work done before my job. I’m thinking about starting a series like this post where I sit down in the coffee shop and just write whatever comes to mind. I hope you enjoy. Today’s thoughts are coming to you from to Sama Food For Balance!