Sometimes it’s hard for me to find my voice. In a room full of people who find it so easy to express themselves, I always seem to forget what to say. I could pour my heart and soul into written pieces, but as soon as I have to face a group of people, all of the words disappear. Don’t get me wrong, I have great one-on-one conversations, but as soon as there are 3+ people, I find it hard to interject, especially when there are much more outspoken individuals involved. I hate this because I don’t want to come across as boring, uninterested or “stush”.
I know that there are some people out there who can relate to my dilemma – and know how frustrating it is to lack in a simple ability that should come so naturally. I don’t want to hide behind a computer in order to speak well, or be the passive bystander in a group conversation - I want to use my voice everywhere!
To me, being heard means expressing yourself to the world. It means taking your stance on something you are passionate about and articulating yourself so that people can hear your voice. My blog is the place where I express myself, but I am gradually learning how to express myself verbally in person.
I’m not going to pretend that I have everything together. I’ll be up front with you - I simply don’t have the solution. But I don’t like to sit on my problems. I prefer to fix them. There are so many people who inspire me, and I wouldn’t be able to look up to them if they hid their voice. I wonder if I can do the same if I just opened my mouth.
We all have a voice, we just need to learn how to find it.