Many of you may not realize this but I have a big mouth. I don’t mean that I am chatty either. I have a hard time keeping my opinions to myself and struggle to keep myself in check. I often find myself reacting quickly to something and blurting out my thoughts only to later regret whatever it was that I thought I needed to say.
Part of the reason I have a big mouth is because I come from a large Irish family. For those of you that have an Irish family, you probably know what I am talking about. That is not the only reason though. I was raised by my parents to speak my mind and to always stand up for what is right. For the most part, I am glad I was taught to think like this. What I wasn’t taught though, was that you don’t have to be a big mouth to speak your mind. So as I have gotten older I have attempted to gain a little maturity and not just blurt things out just because I am right, or think I am anyway.
Well needless to say, old habits die hard. I still find myself saying what I think and later wishing I had just chilled or kept my thoughts to myself. I can be a bit high strung and obnoxious sometimes. I can even hear myself talking sometimes and thinking the whole time that I am talking would you please shut up girl. Yet, I still ramble on. Do you ever get on your own nerves? I surely hope I am not the only one to admit this, but I do.
Not only do I have a big mouth, but I sit and worry about it more than I think normal people do. I tend to over analyze things I say and worry about how people take things that I say. What’s worse is the harder I try to repress my big mouth, the worse I am with this. So I finally said to myself the other night, this is stupid and who cares. There are worse problems to have in life than being a big mouth. I know plenty of people in my life that have the opposite problem and can’t speak up even when they want to so I guess this isn’t such a terrible problem to have.