Ya! You read that right! I got hit on. And I had no idea what to do with it.
Having someone hit on me was so weird. That experience hasn’t been in my reality for some time. I was super surprised. And even more important, I didn’t like how I reacted.
I looked at him with a scowl! I really crinkled up my brow and gave him a good scowl. As if he’d done something wrong!
But why? Why did I look at him in such a weird way when he was actually trying to pay me a compliment?
I didn’t know how to act in that moment. All I knew was I felt ashamed, weird, unworthy, uncomfortable, anxious, awkward, embarrassed and a lot more that I can’t identify at the moment.
What I’ve realized is that I’m not fully comfortable receiving compliments. How interesting is that?!
I bet most of us can say we’re better at giving than receiving. I mean, isn’t that what we’re taught? It’s better to give than to receive?
That old, outdated phrase needs to go!
Giving and receiving are equally amazing. Both the acts of giving and receiving create balance. And we learn so much in doing them.
But back to the way I acted. I REALLY didn’t like the way I acted toward him. He didn’t do anything wrong. At all! I did.
I was reacting in such a weird way. I probably made him feel bad, which was not my intention.
I really want to be more present in the moment and identify what I’m feeling rather than to be taken off guard and act like a weirdo.
And leave your comments below. What is your reaction when you’re taken off guard? Or when you receive a compliment?