Finding My Voice After Years of Silence
Have you ever felt like nobody listens to you?
And nobody cares what you have to say?
So you eventually just let that feeling cause you to stop speaking up.
Those thoughts ran through my head for decades…
When I was a little girl, my mom told me, “Amy, your voice is irritating and annoying.” And being that those words came from my mother, I took them on and fully believed it.
So instead of being the talkative and sociable kid that I was, I simply stopped talking.
And it wasn’t until I was in my late 30s that I started thinking about how this statement from my mother, who said it out of irritation and who never intended for me to take it on as truth, affected me so fully. This moment of clarity got me asking myself questions like:
Why am I so afraid?
Why can’t my voice be heard?
What’s holding me back from speaking up?
And in those moments of questioning myself, I finally realized that my voice does matter.
I do have substantial things to say, and I want my voice to be heard.
Does that sound like a conversation you’ve had with yourself?
Where did this conversation lead you?
After stifling my voice for years, it dawned upon me that other people were going through the same thing. I wanted to help so that they didn’t spend their entire life being quiet out of fear.
I wanted people to know that regardless of who’s listening, their voice matters and their story has the potential to impact millions if only they choose to lift their voices.
So, where are you in your life?
Are you allowing fear to stop you?
If so, the only way to change things is by stepping out of your comfort zone and developing your voice. So if you’re ready to change things in your life, I want to encourage you to start standing up for who you are and speaking out no matter what!
To anyone struggling with developing their voice and story, I’d love to support you!!