Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WWTKW: I’m an emotional girrrrrl…

So.  Ever since I read the questions for this week’s We Want to Know Wednesday, I’ve had Terri Clark’s “Emotional Girl” stuck in my head.

And it’s true.  I am.  An emotional girl.

Kinda made answering this week’s questions easy!  Linking up with Scriptor & Kenzie.

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Are you an emotional person or do you tend to hold things in?

I said it once.  I’ll say it again.  I’m an emotional girl.  Even on my happiest days.  I feel things and I’m very bad at bottling up the emotions and holding them in.  Whether it be uncontrollable tears, vehement anger, debilitating worry, or hysterical laughter… I tend to let my emotions spill all over the place rather than keeping them neatly tied up inside of me.

Do you cry at commercials?

OK.  So I just told you how emotional I am, but I honestly can’t say I cry over things like commercials.  Unless they’re, like… really really sad.  I suppose I’ve gotten choked up over things like that before, but I can’t really think of an example right now.

Name a movie or movies that make you cry. (If none, then that's ok)

The first movie that comes to mine which resulted in a major bawl-fest for me was the time I watched Pearl Harbor with my friends Sara and Amy during our college days.  I remember the movie ending, and all of us looking at each other with red, swollen eyes, and we actually felt dazed we had been crying so much.

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While I may not cry during commercials very often, I can definitely say, without a doubt, that I cry during movies.  A lot.  PS I Love You.  White Squall.  The Notebook.  Titanic. Steel Magnolias.  Ghost.  Rudy.  Armageddon.  Ladder 49.  Even Top Gun.  Just to name a few…

Name songs that may make you cry (If none, then that's ok) 

Free Fallin’.  The Green Green Grass of Home.  Lost Together.  Those three are bittersweet, for sure (meaning, I may have tears in my eyes, but they bring smiles and memories, too). 

Hymns that I now associate with funerals (How Great Thou Art, Amazing Grace, What a Friend We Have In Jesus). 

Over You by Miranda Lambert, Drink a Beer By Luke Bryan, Beam Me Up by Pink, New Again by Brad Paisley and Sara Evans.  Again… just to name a few… (listening to music in the car with too much time to think has become my “crying place”.)

In times of panic or when you feel overwhelmed, are you more likely to buckle down or break down?

Break down.  My initial reaction is to crumple.  Totally fall apart.  I’d like to think I’m stronger than that, but if I told you I buckle down right away, I’d be lying.  When I was a waitress as a teen, I’m sure I went to cry in the walk-in cooler on a weekly basis.  I’m still known to burst into tears at work when things become too much for me to handle. (how embarrassing!!)  And when dreaded bad news comes to my doorstep, I will be the first one to burst into tears.  Guaranteed.

The good news is that usually, after my initial break down, I can pick myself up and muddle through it, whatever it may be.  I really can be strong.  It just takes me a little while to wrap my head around things and get myself back in the game.

Hope you’re all having a wonderful Wednesday! :)

6 comments:

Stacy said...

I forgot about Steel Magnolias, def makes me cry too!

VandyJ said...

I can cry over books. It's one reason I don't read Chicken Soup for the soul books anymore. Total cryfest for me.

Stacie said...

Oh, a Hallmark commercial will get me every time. And Steel Magnolias and The Notebook require a whole box of tissues!

Emmy said...

When I was little I was such a crier and would cry at everything, so I think I worked on trying to control it more. Then when I worked for the state as a foster care worker I got really good at shutting it off as I had to to survive that job. After it was over though, it was like all that build up just burst and I cry pretty easily again now.

incognitusscriptor.com said...

I like to cry at movies like Rudy, where the moment is just so damned happy. Thanks for linking up!

Nicole said...

Yup, I always knew you and I would be good friends had we been at the same place at the same time :). I think we'd get along just fine!