What Kristen Bell and I have in common

by Joanna on February 29, 2012

This video of Kristen Bell discussing a sloth on Ellen kept appearing in my news feed on Facebook so I finally decided to take a look.

In this interview, Kristen said something and I thought “OMG that’s me!” 

That is me.  That statement describes my emotional being to. a. T.

Mike comments “3 to 7 might be a big window for you.” Ha, ha, ha. 

This is something you should know about me, and if you’ve been reading Things After the Rings for more than a week you may probably already know this: I’m a very emotional person.

Remember the little girl in the elevator?

Or when I missed my mom?

How about when I cried tears of joy on Valentine’s Day?

When my girlfriends left after a weekend visit?

When I found Mike’s wedding suit in the laundry basket?

Oh, and then there was the time that I cried the entire day after my wedding.

Tears are nothing new to me. My friends/family/co-workers know I’m a crier. And I’m OK with that.  I own it.  And I love that I now have this gem of a statement to describe my emotional self.  (It also doesn’t hurt to know that there are other people out there like me.) Thank you, Kristen Bell.

I’d love to know:

If you could describe your emotional state in one sentence, what would it be?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amanda February 29, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I don’t know how to describe my emotional state in a single sentence because I think I’m still really trying to figure out what it is. Generally, I’d say that it’s a locked cabinet to which only a few people have the key because I have a bad habit of holding in my emotions. I have always considered myself to be an emotional person, but I usually experience the emotions on the inside. Lately, however, I’m seeing a change in myself into a more openly emotional person. Just this morning, on my commute to school, I was sitting on the train smiling about a bunch of great things that have happened to me recently – some big things and others small and more serendipitous – and I started to cry! I can’t remember the last time I cried tears of joy, but it was a really nice feeling. Seeing this post today was just too perfect. Thank you for sharing so much about your own emotional journey with your readers!


2 Joanna March 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Love tears of joy!


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