Well done Brianna! Your words evoke in me this quote by Joseph Campbell, “The Cave You Fear to Enter Holds the Treasure You Seek.” Perhaps the reason so many of us are “bad” at connecting is that we are afraid to enter the cave of vulnerability, yet it is here that we find our treasure of connection.
I believe I got it honestly. I was part of the patriarchal society that was taught to hide, repress or deny my most vulnerable feelings. So, when I found out this no longer served me I had already irrevocably damaged many of my most precious connections.
Hope your book signings are rewarding!