So I haven’t written anything blog-like to share in a few weeks now & after hanging out on my own for a while tonight & writing a few things in between phone calls & scrolling through Pinterest, it’s 10:17pm & I’m sitting on my floor thinking:
Too often, when we’re unsure of “the right words” or we’re “waiting for the right time”, we just don’t say anything at all. We think way too much about what other’s opinions might be & let it stop us from saying what we need to say. Truthfully, we are all scared to say the things worth saying. It’s tragic, really.
Well, I recently read a quote that fully captures my thoughts on these circumstances. . .
“Real life is a funny thing, you know. In real life, saying the right thing at the right moment is beyond crucial. So crucial, in fact, that most of us start to hesitate, for fear of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. But lately, what I’ve begun to fear more than that is letting the moment pass without saying anything. I think you deserve to look back on your life without this chorus of resounding voices saying I could have, but it’s too late now. So there’s a time for being silent, and there’s a time for waiting your turn. But if you know how you feel and you so clearly know what you need to say, you’ll know it. I don’t think you should wait. I think you should speak now.”
Here’s the thing, you can wait around & think too much about whatever you’re feeling, which if I’m being honest, is what I tend to do more often than not. Or, you can speak up – maybe let your words clumsily fall out without making much sense, maybe end up saying it more eloquently than you imagined you would. Regardless, at least you said something.
I am notorious for over-thinking & being completely indecisive. . . But I think saying something instead of nothing is valuable.