Thursday, February 18, 2016

Quietly ok

It feels strange to say, "when I was younger..." Because it wasn't actually that long ago. But let's just say back when I was in highschool, I used to feel a need to fill empty space in conversation. It was a knee jerk reaction. Sometimes the stupid things would come tumbling out of my mouth! 

Well let's be honest, they regularly still do, but not because of trying to fill silences, that's just part of my charm. I've realized I'm ok with silence. I don't have to be talking or listening to enjoy someone's company, and actually sometimes I feel more of a connection with someone when we don't. Get your mind out the gutter Grams! I find it easier to focus on listening when I'm not thinking about what I'm going to say next. Conversations seem to flow more organically when there's slight pauses. Yes, this is a revelation for me. Ya'll figured it out at birth, but I'm just cueing in. I appreciate silence, and people that can tolerate it, who embrace it. It's calming. I still seek connections with random strangers in my life, that'll never change. Try it though, I doubt you'll be disappointed. Quiet on people! 

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