Use Your Words: Finding Courage to Break Through the Noise


One of my favorite sayings is “Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes.” This Maggie Kuhn quote happens to be one of my favorite sayings because I am still at the beginning of my journey in sharing my thoughts out loud.

I repeat that quote to myself whether  concerning verbal communication or my written communication.

I typically think far more than I speak. I always have. Since powering through Susan Cain’s brilliant book, Quiet recently, I have learned more about the strength in my introversion.

I no longer have to feel weird or out of place or ashamed with the fact that I think and listen more than I speak. I happen to believe it is my gift.

That being said however, life is best with balance. I have learned to get more comfortable in sharing my thoughts aloud. I still struggle with this and it is a progressive work. It is not my main strength. Regardless, I have always been drawn to the power of words.

I love learning how and why people communicate to each in certain ways. Writing is a special way to express my unique thoughts with a wide and vast audience. It gives a viewing window inside my head and life.

Writing helps me to collect and deliver my thoughts in a way that resonates with others. Blogging was so intimidating at first. I had blogged one time before while studying and traveling abroad in Nicaragua and Costa Rica for 5 months.


Blogging then seemed simple because I just shared what my experiences were like but the common theme of traveling and taking on new experiences bonded every post together. People enjoyed reading and seeing both something new and familiar through my eyes.

When I came back to exploring a new blog, I talked myself out of it many times. How could I add something new to the conversation?

I decided that every week I would speak the truth I live. Sometimes it may be comical, sometimes serious, sometimes simple, sometimes complex, sometimes exhilarating, sometimes sad, sometimes eye-opening, sometimes maddening but always spoken in truth.


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Life Untangled

I am a Chicago business professional with a passionate love for writing and living life out loud. I created this lifestyle blog to motivate and inspire aspirational individuals who want to live their best version of life without fear. My goal is to empower people all over the world to create lives of joy, success and freedom through personal and professional development. Life moves far too quickly for us not to enjoy the journey. This is to untangling life, love, liberty and the pursuit of peace and happiness. There are many lessons I have learned to embrace when it comes to life, love and work in our culturally rich world. I want to share what I have learned so it can encourage you to live your best version of life. Plus, I'm a social introvert so I am always thinking about things like how to destroy negative stereotypes around being courageous and brave enough to live life to the fullest, sometimes on your own. There is no need for you to wait on someone else in order to live YOUR life! It is exciting and thrilling. You have that level of brave in you no matter your personality type and I dare you to live it out loud! Are you ready to learn how?

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