Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Finding My Voice

Afternoon, all.

I know this is sort of a recurring theme here, but I think that when something keeps popping into your head, you really need to explore it.  2011 is my year of self discovery, or, rather, re-self discovery.  I don't really know what sparked it, but I have to say that I have learned an awful lot about who I am, who I want to be. Turns out that I'm a lot different than who I thought I was.  

I've often considered myself shy and introverted, socially a bit awkward.  Most of my friends seem to think otherwise.  It took a lot of work to put myself out there for the first time.  And people responded really well.  At first, I thought that being my friends, they were just humouring me. But then I realized that real friends don't do that. Real friends will tell you straight up whether you are doing something good, or whether you should just keep your mouth shut.

And so, I carried on. I "put myself out there," as it were, and the more I did it, the easier it got. The more positive feedback I got, the more I wanted to say what was on my mind, without fear. I started participating more in discussions, and not fearing that no one wanted to hear what I had to say, or worrying that I wouldn't be qualified to participate. 

To that end, tonight I am going to be participating in a panel discussion about cosmetic surgery. I'm nervous, sure, but I know I'll do fine. It's all a learning process here, right? I'm going to  say what I think, and learn from the other women on the panel. And, above all, I am going to have fun. If you want to listen, stream it  live tonight at 8:30 central time at  If you listen, tell me what you think!

I have a voice, and I'm not afraid to use it! I'm going to use my silly voice, my serious, my  mommy voice, and whatever other voices are in there! Have YOU found your voice? What's it saying! Leave a comment!



  1. finding ones voice, either as an artist, writer or speaker, can be a challenge. We can be our own harshest critic and in doing so don't even try. Proud of you and all the new things you are trying. I am pleased to be walking side by side with you as I work on my own re-discovery. You are a blessing in my life Tara.

  2. Awwww..... thanks for doing my bidding. :)