Inspiration for this post provided by this picture taken on a trip to Costa Rica of the butterfly that has managed to do both blend in and stand out.
Be afraid of sounding dumb, or ask a question
Do the drill, or be inspired
Blindly trust, or trust your gut
Criticize what you don’t like about others, or be direct and share your knowledge
Let yourself be marginalized, or stand tall and strong for your ideas
Its been a struggle for me to find that balance. I was raised in the 60’s when “children were seen but not heard” and it’s always been difficult for me to move from being the silent one in the background.
I’ve gone from invisible to loud and strident to calm and confident. My goal now is to be blending, collaborating and part of a team while standing out and speaking out for what’s important to me.
Writing is the reason I’m finding my voice. It’s helped me create a place for thinking, reflecting and being myself.
Thank you https://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com for giving me a place where my voice can be heard.