I talk and I talk a lot. My mom says that once I started to talk I never stopped. She's right. She even has a photo of me wearing her heels, some jewelry, and holding a phone. I was about 3.
So who do I talk to all of the time?
I talk to my bunnies (and other animals).
I talk to (and often yell at) the TV.
I talk to inanimate objects - for example I was talking to the smoke detector when it kept beeping at me last night. It needed a new battery but it decided the new battery I gave it was no good.
I talk to plants.
I talk to my car.
I talk to the characters in the book I'm reading.
I talk to the audiobooks I listen to in the car.
I talk to myself.
I talk to myself in the shower.
I talk to myself when I shop.
I even talk in my sleep.
On several occasions my mom has looked at me and asked,"Do you ever stop talking?".
No, no I don't.
Now I talk to make a living because I am a elementary school computer teacher. I suppose it was meant to be this way. I used to teach my barbies and stuffed animals (more talking). So I've never really noticed this before but this past week I found my jaw getting sore from talking. It didn't help matters that I kept yawning. I'm still wearing my MORA day and night, but some days I don't get my teeth brushed before my students come in after my lunch, so I spend the afternoon without it. This is usually when my jaw gets sore, but sometimes it happens even when I am wearing my MORA. I think I'll start paying more attention to this to see if there is anything to it. I'll certainly discuss it with Dr V if it continues to be a problem.
Talking is not one of the things that I thought would be difficult for me on this journey. I'm not surprised, though. Every day brings new challenges and successes. I am hoping that as we move along in the school year I will be able to be quiet more. Students will be spending their time working independently on their projects rather than listening to me. Right now I am having to go over classroom rules and procedures and the basics of the programs we will use. I am also answering the questions my students I have. I teach approximately 450 students in the course of a week. It can be a lot of extra talking when I have to answer the same question multiple times from children in different classes.
Mental note... Stop talking to self. *serious face*
ahahahahahahahahahahah Yeah, okay. Like that is going to happen. Seriously though, I need to figure out something so this doesn't continue to be a bother.
Thought of the Day: "One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody's listening." -Franklin P. Jones
As I was searching for a quote to use today, I read a lot about how people who talk all the time say nothing. "As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing." -Francois de la Rochefoucauld. This made me start thinking about my talking habit. I realized that everything in my "talking list" is different ways I talk to myself. I do talk to people but I listen more than I talk. I can be quite the wallflower in social situations (but that's a whole different topic we don't need to discuss). I'm more likely to talk when I am one-on-one with a good friend or when I am with my parents (in other words, people I am close to and who understand that it is a part of me). "You aren't learning anything when you're talking." -Lyndon B. Johnson. How true. Maybe that's why I am often quiet around people - I like to see what others have to say but I also like to keep my opinions and knowledge to myself. One last thought: since I talk to myself so often, that might explain why I like to blog. :D