Saturday, May 30, 2015


How often do we speak out and stand up for ourselves or what we believe in?

A few weeks ago I met a woman who seemed quiet and to herself, but when she was finally introduced she was assertive, commanded the audience, was heard without yelling and got her point across clearly. She was surrounded by men of different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and education and yet she wasnt one bit intimidated. I'm sure she didnt start out with such great confidence, but it was clear that she didnt give up and kept pushing forward to the point where she was comfortable enough to speak with classiness and poise. I want to strive to get there one day! Public speaking can be one of the most intimidating things to do but with practice, like anything else can be accomplished at a decent level at the least. 

I'm curious to know some techniques that are practiced during public speaking? Anyone have any good info out there on this? If so leave a comment below, I'd love to hear more on this.

~Freckled Marie

Friday, May 29, 2015

My Leap!

On my way to work this morning I was listening to the K-Love radio station and the topic for the morning was "If you could go back to your teenage years what would you tell yourself?". As I'm listening to all the callers answering this question, I'm in my own fog trying to figure out what I would tell myself. One of the radio hosts shares what he would tell himself and I couldn't agree more! It would probably be exactly what I would tell myself if I could go back "Don't be afraid to take chances or try new things" I sat there thinking to myself  of all the things I missed out on, because I was too afraid to take chances. Either out of fear of letting people I loved down or fear of failing and letting myself down. Whatever the reason the main culprit was "Fear" and it has hindered me from experiencing things that I might of absolutely loved or absolutely hated! Either way I don't know because I have yet to try them out of FEAR. What I heard on the radio today, has impacted me to the core of my being and I no longer want to be silent or paralyzed. So here I am taking MY LEAP and BREAKING THROUGH MY FEAR! I've always wanted to start a blog, and never had the courage out of fear of what others may say, but as of today I don't care what others say...

~Freckled Marie