Fall 2018,  Five Minute Friday,  FMF 31-Day Challenge 2018

Day 30: Voice

This month, I’m participating in a Five Minute Friday challenge called “31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes,” responding to a one-word prompt for five minutes each day in October. Click here to join in!

My voice is so quiet that it is often swallowed up in the noise surrounding me. At mealtimes in the school cafeteria, I don’t tend to have many conversations with people at the table, because most of the time they can’t hear me over the crowd of people chatting. When talking to people, I am frequently asked to repeat myself multiple times before I am understood.

Some people wonder why I don’t just speak louder, to which I answer either that I don’t know how or that if I tried, it would take a lot more energy to talk, and I would end up tired out and possibly losing my voice. I am perfectly okay with the way God made my voice. It is frustrating when people can’t hear me, but maybe that’s why I’m a writer and not a public speaker.