Day 13 – Share a Quote
I’m a sucker for quotes. My “favourites” folder in my iPhone gallery is stuffed full of them, so it was tough to chose just one. I decided instead of chosing my all-time best, I’d instead share the one I’ve currently got set as my phone lock screen. I found this on Tumblr (where else?) and I love it. This is something I’ve learnt in the past five years through my telco experience. I started off timid, quiet, shy…I walked out of there full of confidence and a lot more prepared to speak up. I grew so much from my experiences with rude and angry customers, ones that would go out of there way to try to tell me how to do my job. At first, I let them. Maybe they’re right? Maybe I’m missing something? Maybe I’m doing something wrong? After I learnt that I was doing all I could, that’s when I decided I wasn’t going to be walked all over. That’s when I started to grow up. It’s not often you can pinpoint things like that in life, but I can definitely tell you I’m a different person to who I was at age 20. I now have a confidence in myself I didn’t have before. I feel comfortable enough to share my opinions and make myself heard. This quote sums up perfectly how it feels to finally learn it’s okay to talk. Before, I’d feel like I was invisible, that nobody listened…at the time, I blamed everyone else and withdrew further. Now, looking back, I can see it was my fault. I didn’t let people in, so of course I was going to feel that nobody listened. I feel like I now have a voice (sometimes even a loud one!) and the world is finally starting to hear me. It’s a great feeling!