Make Room For The Stuttering

I Did It!

Posted on: October 3, 2011

There are so many things we think we can’t do, so we don’t.

I always wanted to teach, but thought I couldn’t, so I didn’t try.

I always wanted to travel, but thought I couldn’t, so I didn’t try.

I always wanted to speak up, but thought I couldn’t, so I didn’t try.

I always wanted to be athletic, but wasn’t, so I didn’t try.

I always wanted to be emotional, but was afraid, so I didn’t try.

I always wanted lots of friends, but that meant talking, so I didn’t try.

I always wanted to say what I really felt, but I was embarrassed, so I didn’t try.

I always wanted to feel accepted for who I was, but felt I would never be, so I didn’t try.

But then something changed.

I started trying.

I am not a teacher, but I teach someone something every day.

I wanted to travel, so I did it. I have been to some great places.

I wanted to speak up, so I tried it, and now you can’t shut me up.

I wanted to stick to a fitness goal, so I started walking. I entered two races and I did them.

I wanted to be more comfortable with my emotions, so I have been trying, and its been OK.

I wanted more friends in my life, so I learned how to be a friend, and it worked.

I wanted to say the things I really felt, so I tried and it felt good.

I wanted to be accepted for who I was, so I started working on accepting myself. And its working.

If we never try, nothing ever changes.

I did it!

I like the sound of those three words.

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5 Responses to "I Did It!"

Your showed that you are changed by what you do. Great job Pam!

What an amazing post Pam! You have come so far. Never stop trying, you’re changing the world around you as you work on yourself.

Awww thanks . . . . . . I wrote it kind of on the fly . . . . . sort of dismayed that I had no specific topic to write about and then I just started thinking and this is what my fingers started typing.
Funny how that happens – you have no idea what to write and then you write and are surprised with the result.

This is so true. You need to take risks in order to see results. I was reading something on this recently. It is very difficult sometimes to do something that you don’t want to do either it be from laziness, being afraid or what have you. I am trying to be more productive not only with talking more but my life in general.

One word. Inspirational!

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