Tuesday, February 24

What I learned this week - Feb 24

I learned this week that I never know what to say, that it's hard for me to put my thoughts into words that really express how I am feeling.

Last week I read a post that I wanted so badly to comment on but I had no idea how to put into words how worried I am, how much I ache for the writer, how much their words inspire me; without coming off like a stalker.

Last week I must have started at least 100 @ replies on Twitter only to delete thinking someone was going to think I was annoying.

Last week my Mom got some potentially horrible news and I had no idea what to say to calm her, to make everything all right, to let her know that I was there without physically being there.

Then when Mom was told the news wasn't as critical as first believed to be I couldn't put into word how happy I was. Nor could I explain to her my intense hope that she takes this news and does what she knows she needs to do to prolong her her life.

It's funny because if you knew me you would know that I am never at a loss for words... the problem is I am at a loss for the right words. I learned that I need to stop worrying about what other people will think about what I say or write and just do it. Speak from heart. I'll be working on that this week.

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5 comments:

Penelope said...

I am not sure what is going on with your life but please know I am here if you need anything.

I have also fallen victim about worrying about what people may think about what I say. This week I'll follow suit and try to speak from the heart. Thanks for reminding me.

Nicole Ibarrondo said...

I feel the same way Jessica...I always come off sounding dumb when I respond to things that need a serious answer. I can say "Woot!" "WTG" and "OMG" but when it comes to things that are a little more in depth..I get all tongue tied. See...I think I just did it again! LOL

Holly said...

Jess - you know me. I have the opposite problem. Say what I think, write what i think, talk talk talk - all without a thought as to whether it is something I SHOULD say. That's not a great thing, either.

You are awesome, and shouldn't hesitate just writing it and putting it out there before thinking it to death. You have great things to say! Let yourself say them ...

Musings of a Housewife said...

That's a tough one! I feel that way a lot of the time too. :-)

JanMary said...

I think we all struggle with this. Sometimes words aren't necessary, just a touch on an arm may be enough - But when not physically there, either by phone or the internet, it can be so much more difficult.