Learning When to Talk
Since 1994 I have been writing essays, poetry and screenplays; most of which I have not published or produced or even tried to. Now I want to publish. Why now?
-Mostly because I often find that what people perceive about me is incorrect. I'm fairly introverted and people make assumptions based on my looks, my current employer, or my address.
-I have always been an environmentalist and my activism has been through the practice of living carefully. Interestingly, this has made my efforts invisible. What I do to live is pretty simple but the reasons I do what I do are pretty complicated.
-I want to talk in public and be understood. The best way I can do that is through my writing.
The name of this blog, Learning When to Talk comes from an essay I wrote about talking to my son in the car when he was younger. I realized then that I was always learning. I'm still trying to get better at it.
I hope that what I share will give people hope and encourage them to explore their own inner voices.
Thank you, Joanne Hedou