finding my voice

I believe we all have something to share and that’s why I encourage anyone who wants to write for this blog to contact me either by email or commenting on this post. I know it can be intimidating to take that step or you may think, “I can’t write. It’ll take me forever just to write one post…” But the good news is, what have you got to lose? You have thoughts and others would love to hear them! I’ve been trying to encourage Daniel to write since I’ve created this blog 10 months ago and his responses are what I just wrote. As well, I’ve heard those responses from many others too. I do believe everyone has their timing so I shall wait. Regardless of whether you decide to be a guest writer, my belief and encouragement to you is: you have a voice. I found mine in high school when my mentor encouraged me to be one of several students to speak about “how words can really hurt you” in front of two grade levels at an assembly. I really had no idea what I signed up for, except that I felt led to and the opportunity was one that I felt was fitting for me. So I did, and I spoke about how the words, “You’re fat” can lead you down a self-destructive path that would take over 10 years of my life to finally overcome. Without thinking too much, I somehow found the courage to describe my experience to hundreds of people, including my peers, friends, and strangers. Although it was scary (teenagers don’t talk about their struggles openly), something significant was happening inside of me. I found my voice! Finding my voice was a liberating and empowering moment. I no longer needed to be alone with my thoughts and further, it helped others to not feel alone and made a difference in their lives! Since then, I find that I grow and flourish most when I am with others and forums where I can have a voice and am appreciated and respected for it. I am also thankful for this blog and your desire to “listen” to my voice here.

So I ask, are you aware of your unique voice? Has others heard it? If yes, rock on! If no, where can you share with others your voice so you can bless them?

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About Reaksmey

hi :) i'm reaksmey (reeks-may) and I love to think, reflect, and grow. do you? my life includes a handsome husband and a lively infant. here's where i write about how i grow through life's ups and downs so that i can humbly encourage you daily.
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