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confessions | Why I write...

 
I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say.
-Flannery O'Connor

I read this quote recently and instantly had an "ah ha" moment. This is so me! Often times when people ask my thoughts on something we just heard or something that just happened I struggle to come up with an answer. So I usually respond in a noncommittal way shrugging the whole thing off while internally panicking because I wasn't ready.
Later I'll think of something witty or analytical that would have been the perfect response. It's super frustrating and I always promise myself I'll do better next time. The whole situation reminds me of participation grades in school. You know anxiously waiting for the teacher to call on you to prove you're paying attention. That was seriously the worst for me. The panic of formulating what I would say if called upon made it impossible to listen to what was being taught. Ugh, #IntrovertProbz.