I’ve spent the better part of this year being quiet. I didn’t have the strength, energy or clarity of mind to state much of anything with confidence, let alone defend what came out of my mouth if it didn’t suit the hearer. (New babe, sleep deprivation and post partum can shake things up a bit.) In my silence I learned a lot about myself and others.
I find myself shedding my silence shell with the arrival of more sleep. I’ve also found myself having more courageous conversations. I’m better for it and so are others around me.
If you find yourself hiding out in a quiet shell, I am going to challenge it and say that you aren’t living authentically.
Get your brave on.