I wasn't always this dude-ish; I think somewhere in the past few years, I've let a natural shyness and awkwardness overwhelm me. I use to overcome my shyness and awkwardness with my creativity. As life's gotten busier, and friend circles smaller, I feel like I've let my timidity fall over me like a veil, and I've been hiding behind it. The longer I hide, the harder it is to force my way out.
So today, I'm peeking out. Lifting the curtain a little. Practicing using words to express myself. Committing to get on my little blog more often and think out loud.
For now, that's the biggest thought I want to share. I'm saving all the other good ideas I have on a sticky note, so the next few times I make myself open up blogger, I'll have stuff to talk about. ;) This time, I'll share a few links below of more "wordy" individuals who've inspired me lately. Enjoy.
This lady is a courageous fighter for a cause that's heavy on my heart. We need more people paying attention to and helping fight the sex trade.
I love how this woman found inspiration and comfort in Christ's servitude. I've never thought of my role as a woman in that light before.
This article really got to me. I've been much more conscious of keeping a calm demeanor around my one year old, and trying not to lose it when a situation is frustrating. Of course, today, I had to shriek unintelligibly and stomp my feet because I couldn't get the freaking power drill to work for me. Need. More. Arm. Strength. But at least I'm trying. And Corrie Beth gave me a hug after I screamed, which was really sweet and encouraging! :)