I’ve always had this feeling like I didn’t quite fit in.
Can you relate?
For years I struggled feeling like this…
*I’d bothered if I wasn’t invited to social events. But when invited, I’d spend most of the day trying to think of polite ways to cancel and stay home.
*And if I did go out, when I got home, I’d be drained. Thoroughly. Too much talking. Too many people. Too much everything. I’d feel overwhelmed, overstimulated, and completely exhausted. Physically, mentally, energetically.
*I’m highly sensitve. To other people’s emotions and energy. To crowds. To noises (I could go on).
*Solitude is my recharge time. I relish in it. (please don’t bother me when I’m recharging)
*I think deeply about most things (from tiny everyday decisions to contemplating existence, dimensions, and galaxies. One seemingly small topic can send me down a rabbit hole of thought and mental connections, imaginations, and leapfrogs from concept to concept).
*I prefer nature to man-made surroundings.
I match with a bunch of labels you may have heard of:
HSP (Highly Sensitive Person)
Basically, I feel different. And if you’ve read this far, you may identify with feeling ‘different’, too.
And being different can feel hard.
You doubt yourself a lot (what’s wrong with me, why am I different, why can’t I just fit in like everyone else?)
You feel alone. A lot. A deep brooding alone that never seems to fully go away, no matter what relationships you’re in.
If you’re nodding your head to the situations I described above, you’re probably a Sensitive Empath yourself.
I’d like to give you a big (virtual) hug. Welcome.
I’m Alicia-Joy Pierre. And I created this site for you and all my other sensitive empaths.
(If you’re unfamiliar with these terms -empath/HSP- and aren’t sure if you resonate with them, check out Dr. Judith Orloff’s empath self-assessment. You can also read more about being a Highly Sensitive Person HERE from Dr Elain Aron who pioneered the concept HSP.
If you can relate to any of this, you’ll love journalette.net. I share self-care tips for fellow Highly Sensitive People and Empaths.
So we can manage these traits, accept ourselves, and harness our ‘different’ ways into personal superpowers.
Yes, these traits are gifts. When you learn to accept and use them.
Side note, you’ll probably notice I love journaling and meditation. They’re powerful. And (bonus)…they’re pretty much fuhhhrreeeee.
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Curious to know a bit more about me?
It’s customary to share a few
weird fun facts about yourself on your website. So here goes:
Here’s a day in the life…in pictures:
A few weird fun facts:
*I’m Alicia-Joy Pierre, writer, author, and a bunch of other things. I wear many hats (I like it that way).
*I’m a nurse turned writer. But they say once a nurse, always a nurse (my fellow nurses can relate to that statement).
*I was a digital nomad for a few years, living my dream of bouncing around different countries and working from my laptop. It actually wasn’t quite as delightful as I expected. I’d like to try it again at some point. But for now….
I live in London, where I spent a chunk of my childhood (the number one question I get when people hear me speak is ‘where are you from?’ All.My.Life. If you’ve caught any of my meditations, now you know why I sound part (or mostly) English. But you’ll notice I write/spell to American standard. (Sorry, my fellow Brits, it’s just easier for me.)
If I ever go nomad again, it will be in short bursts, but always returning to a place I call ‘home’.
*I paint and draw, mostly animals, sometimes flowers and leaves.
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Wanna say hello? Click here to contact me. I’m also available for podcast interviews and guest posts to share the power of journaling and meditation as self-care tools for HSP’s and empaths.
Thank you for being present.