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In a year to Be Seen, Be Heard... don’t expect people will like what you have to say. I’ve always been outspoken. Opinionated about a lot of topics. Social issues, politics, pop culture. When I dissect a topic to its core and question why things are the they are, at times people don’t like that. Like the social norms in my community. Questioning behavior unfamiliar to me, people find that a judgmental trait of me. The thing about me is, I ask a lot of questions. How am I supposed to understand things if I don’t ask questions?
Perhaps it’s what my improv coach would say... “Know your audience!” That piece of advice was relevant in theatre, and more relevant today in my social life. So, in a year to be seen and heard, do you silence yourself and keep isolated? No... I’ve been in social isolation many times before. I know my intentions and heart. No hatred or malice. Keep asking questions. Keep growing. And keep exploring trails you never been before. My opinions, my ignorance changed in time. And it should if you’re progressing. And it starts by speaking up.