It feels like it will hurt LESS to NOT say what we want, than to SAY what we want and not get it.
But that’s just not true.
NOT saying it hurts WORST.
To never express it, to smother yourself, to give up without a chance. That is the loneliest and the saddest, in the end.
You are loved and your feelings are okay. You should at least say what you want. Even if it doesn’t work out right now, doesn’t match someone, doesn’t happen.
And maybe it WILL happen.
Don’t smother your voice. Being yourself WILL feel better, during the yes times and the no times.