A couple weeks ago I received an email from one of my incredible blog readers. As I was responding, one thing led to another. You know how that is…especially as a woman. That’s typical of how our minds work. Multiple tabs open at one time. Am I right?
She had said in her email that one of her goals was to be more outgoing and to put her self out there more. I loved that she said that but then I got to wondering….what does it mean to ‘put yourself out there more'? Does that mean to be more outgoing? Does that mean to be more proactive? Or does that mean to speak her mind more? I’m really not sure and I forgot to ask her.
When I replied I told her that I’ve always been a very outgoing person, and that due to Covid I’ve been home…A LOT! And I’ve come to realize that I really like being home and not going out. As a matter fact, my husband and I went to a social distancing social gathering last month and after about an hour I wanted to come home. My brain hurt from all of that conversation. Sheesh Jane!
I later realized, that I do have conversation every single week with thousands of women…only I do it through my fingers. My conversations are one sided. I realized that I am always thinking about you and my mind is always looking for incredible learning opportunities for all of us. Rather than speaking my thoughts I type them out. The beauty about this is….I have time to edit what I say….and when I ask a question I answer for you. 🙂 Since I hate public speaking this is a really good way for me to communicate. Don't you think?
So what about you, how do you communicate?
Is the written word better for you? Would you rather talk? Or maybe you are a great listener. Do you ask a lot of questions when you listen or do you think about what you want to say in response? I am more in the ‘thinking of what I wanna say' camp. I have a friend who is an incredible listener. She’s always asking questions during our conversations and totally interested in what the other person has to say. I can spend an hour with her and realize that I don’t know anything about what she has been doing all week.
So what’s the purpose of what I’m doing right now? I’m talking with my fingers. I’m communication with you. Letting you know how I’m feeling and wishing I could know how you are feeling too.
So, let me ask you a few questions:
- Are you just so sick of the whole Covid thing? Or, are you happy with the way things are?
- Do you look forward to the holidays? Or, do you dread them every year?
- Are you lonely and wish you could visit your family?
- Have you lost someone this year that you love?
- Was Thanksgiving hard for you this year because it was so different? Or, were you content with the way it all turned out?
- Do you really need a hair cut? Or…most important…do you need your roots touched up? And just wish you could go get your hair done?
Has your style of communicating changed over the past (almost) year? Do you find yourself loving being at home? Or, are you climbing the walls to get out!
I am happy and content with what I have. Even though I do wish I could go on a vacation!
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