Introduction to an Introvert Part 2

“…what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.”

-Oprah Winfrey

Like millions of people on Sunday, I watched “The Golden Globes” and saw Oprah Winfrey’s speech. Not surprisingly, it was very inspirational and motivational, because let’s face it, it was Oprah Winfrey. The line quoted above is the one that struck me to my very core. Speaking your truth. That has been my resolution for this year, to learn how to articulate my truth to the world. Being able to speak at all has always been a challenge for me because of my stuttering. Since I was little I’ve expressed my truth through the writing of poetry, lyrics, journaling, and short stories. Most have been just for myself but some have been recorded and/or published. This blog is my first attempt at embracing and immersing myself in the scary world of expressing my truth to the world. For better or for worse, I am going to try to post something every day for a solid year and see what happens. Whether it is something personal or a reaction to something going on in the world, or a piece of creative writing that I choose to share, I want to put myself out there. As an introvert that is a concept that elicits a great deal of fear in me but it’s also a year where I’m going to continue to face my fears and force myself out of my comfort zone and into new territories. So, here’s to facing my fears and speaking my truth, strap in it’s probably going to be a bumpy but interesting year.