Saturday, 9 May 2015

Why am I so Quiet?

Hey Readers.

One of my Intermediates asked me this yesterday. We were at a bowling alley, and I wasn't bowling, cause I didn't feel it a good idea in my condition. So I was sitting at the table with another leader who was not bowling on cause of an injury. Let me say the question from this year eight girl was pretty straight forward. "Why are you so quiet?" She asked. (This girl talks a lot too. Just to fill you in.)
It's a good question. In fact, It's been asked before.
I replied with "Aren't I always quiet?"

Some find this intriguing. The fact that I don't say all that much. Now I really don't know how to answer this question. I find it hard to understand myself. I am one of my greatest mysteries. Forever trying to decode myself. And it's hard work.
I was just thinking today how I manage to spend almost entire days without saying anything. My lips sealed. Sealing in all the noise and words that swirling around in my mind.

But here are some reasons why I'm so quiet:
  • I can hardly get a word in edgewise.
  • I feel as if no one wants to hear me speak. 
  • I'm shy 
  • I feel like it would be too stressful to add more noise to the massive amount of sound going on about me. 
  • I hear a lot more when I'm not talking. (I know all your secrets)
  • I'm probably in another world. That is why  I zone out a lot.
  • Sometimes, I just don't know what to say. 

I am working on my confidence. And I am getting better. Though in the end. Let us remember that action speak louder than words. Some people are loud and some people are quiet. That is the truth of it. Quiet people still have much to say. So let them talk sometimes. Thank you all for reading. I know I said I was going to do a character interview. I am still working on that. And I have been very busy lately.

Also! I passed my learners! So I am now a leaner driver... Yay. I don't really know how to feel about this though...



  1. People today might not believe it but I used to be so shy.I never talked to any stranger no matter what.Never knew what to say.I agree with that listening more when quite ourselves. :)

    Neal Kind
    Daily Diaries

    1. Hey Neal. Yes it is funny how people change. Thank you for commenting. :))

  2. Even though I'm an extrovert, I find myself choosing to be quiet a lot. Like you said, I can listen a lot better, and pay attention to my surroundings rather than just babbling on. But I do have those times. xD
    Wahooo for passing your learners! I'm going to start Drivers Ed in June and am a little nervous...

    1. Hey same here, I'm starting next year. Don't know what to think about this though. I guess it's just one step in this big adventure. ;)

    2. Hey Katie. I'm glad we see eye to eye with that. I have those times to. I get carried away sometimes. :p XD

      Wooo, good luck with Drivers Ed! You'll do fine. I was so nervous, but I passed %100...

  3. Well done on passing your learners! I haven't even started yet haha. I'm quiet as well, although I suppose school forces me out of my shell a bit. You can learn a lot by just listening.

    1. Hey Opal.

      You should try the caravan, they help a lot for learners. That's what I did. I agree; I find that my course has caused me to come out of my shell a bit more. You kind of have to I find. :)))