I know I’m an introvert. I’ve always been on the quiet side. Sure, I can be loud every now and then, especially around close friends or in a small group. I’m more of a listener and observer. I’ll speak up when I need to, and I have no problems public speaking or confronting others. I just prefer to be quiet/observant. This is my comfort level.
That doesn’t mean I have a quiet mind.
I had lunch with my friend, Sara, a couple of weeks ago, and she commented on how proud she’s been of me.
“Why?” I asked.
“I love that you have a voice, and you are using it through your blog.”
I think that was one of the best compliments I’ve gotten in a very long time. Thank you, Sara!
I DO have a voice. Lots of introverts do. We just don’t feel like we always need the attention to be heard. Our minds have lots of ideas and thoughts, we just pick and choose how and when to share them…and who to share them with.
Sara’s right…I do have a voice, and I choose to voice my thoughts, situations, and inspirations through my blogging. It’s my place to write, share, and be honest and real with you and with myself. It’s where I’m not uncomfortable speaking out and using my voice. My blog is me–all of who I am and what I believe in, care about, and think about.
This month marks one year that I’ve been blogging on One Inspired Mom. While my blog is pretty generic, and I’m not interested in making any money off of it, I am fulfilled by it. I get to share whatever I want, however I choose to share it. I say it how I feel it. Others can get to know me, what I believe in, and “hear” me speak.
I am grateful for all of you who have encouraged me this first year of writing. I am amazed at how many texts, emails and comments I receive after each post from others that often feel the same way or have gone through similar situations.
Thank you so much for listening to my voice, and I look forward to sharing more of my voice with you this next year.