I hate vanilla.
Actually I quit like it – it’s a classic. Who doesn’t love a classic? But I hate that my writing is feeling vanilla. It just doesn’t feel like me. I feel like I am holding back. Editing. Censoring.
“Finding your voice” is something everyone talks about when you start a blog.
It’s harder than it sounds, trust me. You would think it just comes, but it doesn’t. I thought I found it about 3 months in. But what I found was my writing style. The way I write. Little quirks I seemed to repeat. But finding your voice is more than that. It’s about personality and feeling and thoughts. It’s about letting people in. And I’m realizing that I haven’t found that yet.
When I did my first audio interview, I was surprised how ‘ocker’ I sounded. It was kind of a shock. Do I really sound like that? I thought it would put people off because I didn’t sound like an interviewer is supposed to. But that’s kinda the point -I’m not a 60 Minutes reporter. I’m just a girl trying to figure out how to turn this life long dream into reality. And hoping that sharing it will help other sisters with their dreams too. We’re all in this together, right?
So I’m going exploring to find my voice. I’m going to pay attention to how I speak. What words I use. I might just ignore the swear words though. And so you may notice a few changes in my posts in the coming weeks – hopefully for the better. I’m trying to let you in.
Do you have a blog? How did you find your voice? Or are you still trying to find yours too? I’d love to hear from you.