Open Yourself Up to Emotion


Open Yourself up to EmotionA couple of weeks ago I published an articled called “My F’d Up Life in Paradise“…..and boy did that ever blow the doors wide open over here on the website.

I’ve always been one who’s been pretty open and have shared both the good and the bad in my life.  It’s honestly been one of the major keys to success and why Loving the Bike has been able to find its niche in the world of cycling websites.

But I guess it’s been a while since I really opened up, and in that post I realized how much impact being open has on the people around me.  The response was beautiful and amazing, and today it got me thinking more about it….so I put together this short little video to speak more to this subject.

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5 Responses to “ Open Yourself Up to Emotion ”

  1. Paul Kirby on July 10, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Video won’t play past the 50 sec Mark. ?

    Great t-shirt.

    Totally agree with you about the empathy/openness critique and the social media persona so many adopt. The world is a less personal place than it used to be and I don’t know where it’s going.

    • Darryl on July 15, 2016 at 6:12 am

      Strange….it plays the whole thing for me. I had someone else tell me the same thing. I need a lovingthebike technical expert on staff.

  2. Emily Smith on June 29, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Great video! But…in the interest of honesty and sharing, when are you going to tell us more about your “f’d up life in paradise”? I still feel like I don’t know the real story. Obviously, you have to decide how much you are comfortable disclosing, but as you say in the vid, people are interested, and people can relate. But I still feel left wanting more, somehow. I guess I’m just curious, in large part because we’ve lived in the Caribbean (twice!) and both times came back “home”, older and hopefully wiser. In both cases, our expectations did not match the reality of day to day living. Just very interested to know more about what led you back to Canada to see if any of it was similar to our experiences. Hope life is treating you well back in BC!

    • Darryl on July 2, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      HI Emily,

      I think I’d like to keep things fairly vague. I don’t mind talking about the pitfalls and how a so-called paradise can sometimes be the total opposite. But as for what exactly transpired, I better just keep that private. I’m sure you understand. I don’t think you and I are the only ones who have given up on their Caribbean dreams. I’ve also lived there twice so we have a lot in common.

      • Emily Smith on July 3, 2016 at 6:47 am

        I totally respect this and your privacy, of course. The only reason I even ask is because I think without specific examples, people still don’t get it. If people don’t know what can go wrong, they don’t really think that it can happen to them. They still only seeing the swaying palm trees and turquoise water and figure that what happened to us could never happen to them. And perhaps it wouldn’t; we’re all very different, after all, and we all have different tolerance levels for various challenges that island/Caribbean life can present. Thanks for the reply!


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