Absolutely. Bummed that I missed the season 5 premiere of ABC’s Scandal.
Feel your feelings, whatever they might be. It’s better to feel in the short run when it comes to pain (and to process those feelings) than it is to end up numb in the long run. And if what you’re feeling is joy, don’t let anyone hold your smile or spirit back.
I’ve suppressed both pain and joy in recent years and my efforts ended up being self-sabotaging in different ways.