99% of the time, I am happy. Truly happy, and content.

But I have been hurt. I have experienced heartache, and anger over that heartache, both against the situation, and the person involved.

Frankly, I’ve been still feeling angry about something that I thought would have blown over by now. It’s not worth the energy, I know that logically, and I’ve moved on in every way. But I’m still pissed.

_**And it’s ok.**_

It’s ok to be angry about something. It’s ok to feel anger against someone who hurt you, or broke your trust. I wrote in an Instagram post today how akin anger is to a crying toddler. The more you ignore it, the louder it will scream.

So what do we do about this anger?

Embrace it. Validate your anger – and yourself for feeling it, because _**it is ok to be angry**_. Never be afraid to feel your feelings. Talk them out. Write them out. Cry them out. Scream them out. The key word? OUT. The longer we hold in our feelings, or shame them by feeling they are “wrong”, the more damage they can do.

Let the feelings out. Accept their existence. Eventually, the pain will pass, and the wound will heal. And on the other side of that anger? There is new knowledge, perspective, and likely the puppies, rainbows and unicorns you’ve been missing.

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