Friday, March 30, 2012

Am I Speaking a Different Language?

 I was invited by a friend to go with her to an informational meeting, last night, about something I've had some interest in lately.  I felt the need to go and in doing so, I learned some things and was happy to find something new to learn about.  The meeting ran kind of long so we didn't get home until after 10:30pm since we had to drive an hour home from the meeting.  Even in the lateness of the hour I wanted to share a little of what I learned with my family but I think I was more enthusiastic than they were.  (To be fair it was bedtime for them)

I seem to find myself in this situation on occasion.  I don't know if it's all in my delivery, but it seems that sometimes when I speak, I feel that I'm speaking a different language from a lot of other people.  And to be honest, it can be a little frustrating.  I don't know if this is a common experience for others, and I'd love to hear if it is. 

If I allow it, I kind of lose my enthusiasm for things I love to learn about, and I really don't want to do that.  So then, where is the balance in the things I'm loving to learn about and in my communication with those around me?  If I'm not careful I can put myself in a sort of isolation from others.  I have learned that sometimes it's easier to just not say anything about things that I love. 

I know we're all different and unique; I do appreciate that.  I think this is just another balancing act I get to learn how to handle, and I am still grateful for the learning experiences as well as for those people who "get me".  


  1. Communication, like technology, only marvellous when it works, and so frustrating when it doesn't! You can work through a checklist- the equivalent of, hmm, did I turn the switch on at the plug- or you can take a deep breath and try again later! And no, you're not the only one :-)

  2. Lily, thanks so much for your comment; glad to know that I'm not the only isolated person with this experience. :)

  3. I have found this to happen, especially if the other person isn't interested in the topic of discussion.

  4. Maybe that's it; maybe I'm just interested in things that those around me aren't?