There’s some messed up things in your past…
It’s ugly. Jaded. Bloody. Not something you like to think about. Yes, professional themes; but even deeper are the personal issues.
Human nature says to cover those up. Put a little make-up on everything and color it pretty. If someone asks, you can talk about it, just not too much.
Stay at surface level.
Be sure to tell them you’re “alright” or “okay” and then gloss over it. Please. Quickly. Or you might make people uncomfortable.
Or you could embrace it.
You could love your past.
You could even show those scars off.
Because the more vulnerable someone’s willing to get with me. The more emotion I feel, and rawness I sense, the closer we instantaneously bond.
We all have scars and the human element is invaluable. You survived. And people want to know about it.