Saturday, 3 January 2015

Being Quiet Doesn't Mean You Don't Speak


I'm the person who likes to be ignored, who shies away from getting noticed. She would rather spend her whole life in her room rather than make a scene.

I'm afraid of what people will think. I've got the idea people find me annoying. I'm scared to hear people talking of me, in case of what I find out.

I'm the girl with no voice. The one who'll never be anyone or anything. The person who ends up living an ordinary life without a single excitement.

But deep down, that's all a lie, because somewhere, deep in the internet, I matter! I have a life, friends and ideas. I have fun and laughs and joy.

Because there I feel free to talk, tell the world who I am. Speak my views and show the world what we can really be.

Sometimes, it's the quiet ones that do the most. And just you remember that being popular doesn't mean your right, being famous doesn't mean you're helping the world, being quiet doesn't mean you don't speak!

Away from the blogging world, I'm considered a shy girl. I'll go out of my way to avoid people. I don't know how to socialise like everyone else. I'm afraid. But here, I don't feel like that, I feel free! And that's the best feeling on earth.

This piece sort of flowed out of me. It speaks to me as nothing I've ever written before has. I've been thinking on it for so long, wanting it to be perfect. It's by no means that, but I hope that you can at least relate to it! Please know I don't mean offence and I don't mean to tell you the world is bad. This is just how I feel and I'm just saying it in hope it will help you. Sorry this is all really sappy today, maybe I should stop talking (you can tell when I haven't had enough sleep), so see ya'll later!
 -Kat

24 comments :

  1. I'm legit crying right now. This was so beautiful beyond definition. I can relate, the internet is the one place I'm not awkward. My blog is the one place I feel free to express any random thing I think of without being thought of as strange or weird.

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    1. Shy people unite! We will be shy, but loud bloggers together:) I'm glad you got something from this!

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  2. Ive felt the same way before, and I think a lot of others have too. you're not alone in that.
    And dont worry, shy people can still make a difference :)

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    1. Thank you! I've often felt alone in this feeling, it's only recently that I realised that others feel the same.

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  3. Oh. My. Gosh! This is how I feel constantly at school. But being shy or introverted isn't bad; I think it just means we think a lot.

    xoxo Morning

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    1. You too?! But you seem to confident, you do all that acting and everything! Wow, what a small world.
      That's a wonderful way of putting it, don't mind if I steal it!

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  4. This is amazing. This is me. Great post, so beautiful.

    ~Noor

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  5. Thank you! I am the same with you! I am the most quiet person outside of the internet. And blogging has helped me gather my thoughts and share it somewhere where I don't have to speak. :)

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    1. Gosh, so many bloggers are like this?! Is that why we bloggers get along? Is that why we blog at all? I feel a post coming on.

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  6. I related to this post so much...

    xx Nicole Rose

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  7. "Sometimes, it's the quiet ones that do the most. And just you remember that being popular doesn't mean your right, being famous doesn't mean you're helping the world, being quiet doesn't mean you don't speak!" Wow, I read few comments as well above you literally said everything others feel and think but never say out loud.I used to be a very shy kid but that kind of changed with time.Wonderful post! :) :D

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    1. Thank you! I've really struggled with this. I'm a really shy person and then it struck me I might not be the only person, and it turns out I'm not! Thanks for taking the time to read:)

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  8. This is so amazing! And, I relate to this post so much...I constantly feel this way at school, other places, etc...

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    1. I'm glad you relate. Your blog really speaks to me, don't think that being shy is a problem at all!

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  9. THIS. IS. BEAUTIFUL. I feel like that too. Blogging is definitely a way for me to open up and not be quite as shy. Here's a quote I really like, and I thought I'd share it with you:

    "Sometimes quiet people really do have a lot to say...they're just being careful about who they open up to."
    - Susan Gale

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    1. Blogging is the best thing I've ever done! It's helped me so much!
      Wow! What a beautiful quote, it's so inspiring, that's joining my word doc of good quotes. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Kat. Kat. Katarina. This piece is further proof that we are long lost sisters and/or meant to be best friends. If you read my about page, you'll see me describe the exact. Same. Thing. And it's totally the truth because I haven't updated it since like May of 2014.

    See, this is why I love this blog ;)

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    1. Yes, we're totally long lost sisters and best friends! I'm glad you liked this. I really enjoyed writing it!
      Your about page is beautiful. I actually bookmarked because I liked it so much!

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  11. There are two types of people in the world: those who think I'm shy/quiet and those who think I never shut up.
    There is no in between.
    It's not that I don't talk to people because I think they'll think I'm stupid. That's something that has never really bothered me. I gave up on caring about what other people think a long time ago. I just don't talk to people because they rarely talk about anything that interests me.
    At high-school, girls would always talk about boys they thought were cute, or their hair, or their phones, and I just really couldn't care less about any of these topics.
    It makes it really hard to make friends.
    But then there's the people who are already my friends. And they know that I love talking about books and movies and anything Harry Potter related. They know I love clocks and that I listen to music about Harry Potter. And while they don't necessarily love to talk about these things, they're willing to listen to me talk about these things, so I'm willing to listen to them when they talk about computer games or motorbikes or whatever.

    So, yeah...I'm quiet around most people because they aren't really worth my voice. That's how I see it.

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    1. People how don't care about what you like aren't worth it. If you listen to them, they should be willing to listen to you in return.
      I must admit though, I'm not too keen on listening to normal girls either. I'm not interested in any of the thing they are. It's not often that they're geeky, bloggers or would rather a book than a movie.
      Having friends who are different, but love you anyway is awesome, isn't it? You can learn from them, but still get on.

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  12. It's like you just described me.
    <3 this post, Kat.

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