I’ve been thinking a lot about moxy lately. Not really sure why, maybe it’s because I passed a couple bottles of the soda at the grocery store the other day. Any how it got me thinking that maybe this should be added to my list of New Year’s Resolutions. I need some moxification!
It’s not that I’m totally spineless, I mean every now and again I am able to muster up an ounce of courage and say what I want to say out loud, but in general I keep my thoughts to myself. I often fall into the “if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all” camp. For some reason I equate voicing my opinion with saying something “not nice”, which is completely backwards. Am I alone in this? I sure hope not. It makes me wonder if it’s a female thing, have I been trained to be polite and agreeable or is that just the person I always was?
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I want to go around insulting people and being mean, that is in NO WAY what I mean. I would just love to be able to voice my opinion in an audible way instead of on that tiny soap box in my head. I want the gift of the silver tongue, to be able to articulate my points clearly and concisely without being offensive or overbearing. I want the self-confidence and attitude of fearlessness that comes with moxy. For once I want to be that stubborn person standing alone with her unpopular opinion while everyone looks at me thinking I’m ridiculous (strange desire…even as I reread that sentence I start to question this desire). I’m not exactly sure how I’m going to cultivate this moxy-ness, but maybe the first step is to just put the idea out there and see where it goes.