Quiet and Loud: #NaBloPoMo

Do people generally understand what you’re trying to say?


I am a quiet, sleep-talking mumbler, who laughs a lot. People only understand me under the following circumstances:

  • If I’m writing
  • If I’m sober
  • If I’m not laughing
  • If I’m not mumbling
  • If I’m not talking in my sleep
  • If I’m not in a noisy place

I like my written voice so much better than my speaking voice. Maybe my written voice and my actual voice can all be friends someday. I mean, we do live together.

Why is it that I can laugh so loud but not talk so loud? Why is it that the voice in my head is so loud but when I speak . . . it’s so much mousier than I feel it should be? I don’t feel mousy on the inside but my voice betrays me every freaking time.

I found this on Pinterest. I’m sharing it in case anyone else hasn’t found any of their voices yet.

β€œJust a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.


  1. I used to be really quiet. Then, through Lots.of.Things, I found my voice. Now I can speak up, but I’m still most comfortable with the words on paper/computer in some ways. πŸ™‚

    1. It’s not that I don’t stand up for myself. It’s just that I have a volume issue. And I don’t like the sound of my voice. The tone is off. I’ll be over here wishing for a dreamy voice. πŸ™‚
      Glad you found your voice. Awesomesauce!

      1. I can only imagine how troubling it is to have a quiet voice. I typically don’t like the sound of mine either, but I just try not to really pay attention to it lol πŸ™‚

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