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 http://girltalkwithmarlo.com 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!