A lot of times I tend to misspeak. It’s usually because I use the wrong words for what I’m trying to say or I knew what I was going to say but I forgot. The message doesn’t really come across and no information is exchanged. Could it be a disability? Perhaps I’m just nervous? One thing’s certain though; I found a solution… Or perhaps, a resolution.
My New Year’s resolution is to write things down. To write down any idea that comes to my head or important things I need to remember. Some examples include, but are not limited to: shopping lists, to-do lists, ideas for projects, questions that I need to ask people, mass homilies, and talks given by speakers. By doing this, my thoughts will be organized, and what I’m trying to say will be a lot more clear. Occasionally, when I’m really bored and/or when I need to stay awake, I’ll doodle random stuff. I bought a notepad on New Year’s Eve (the pen I already had) that’s small enough to fit in my pockets so I can carry out this resolution in a more traditional way that’s less dependent on technology. Also, I’m faster and more dexterous on pen and paper than on a touch screen.
I’m no writer. I dread taking arts courses in school because of the copious amount of writing that is required to do well. But hopefully I won’t have to worry that because I’m only doing this to improve my speaking.
And with that being said, I wish you all a blessed and fruitful 2013!