Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Finding My Voice


I have always been a pretty vocal person.  Even as a little kid I talked to anyone that would listen.  Yes, I did get called Chatty Cathy on a number of occasions. I stayed this way through high school and college and I learned that it was a part of my personality that I was grateful for. It really came in handy in college with speeches and presentations. As an adult, I am always striving to be assertive not aggressive. If I am upset with a retailer or service provider, I try my best to make my point without raising my voice or being abrasive. Somewhere along the line though, I lost my voice. In hindsight, I believe it had a lot to do with self-esteem and self-worth.

In the last six months, I have turned that around some.  In the last week, I have been able to find my voice again and I am feeling strong. There were two occasions in the last week where I spoke to the other party and let them know how they had offended or disrespected me and that I stood behind my actions and in both cases they apologized and told me I was right and how sorry they were for offending me. Both situations were weighing pretty heavy on my heart so once they were resolved I felt like a huge weight has been lifted. Gives me hope moving forward. Until next time...



P.S. Anna Marie, can you please email me at katiejisonherway at gmail dot com :-)

8 comments:

  1. Well done Chick!
    I too found my voice again... even though it got me into 'family trouble' *sigh*

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  2. I just found you blog a couple of days ago, so I hope you don't mind me commenting out of the blue :-) But I wanted to tell you "Well done". And the fact that they apologised, proves you were right to speak up in the first place.

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  3. this makes me GRIN.

    from my core.


    Miz.

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  4. I also have huge issues finding my voice, which you've made me realise has a lot to do with self-confidence. I am slowly turning it around, like you. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one!

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  5. Wonderful news

    and good for you.

    I sent you an email as you requested.

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