I still do this. I still start thoughts and struggle to finish them. The difference between now and then is that I rarely allow myself to just trail off… I’m aware and I usually force myself to reenter the thought and finish my statement, to the best of my ability. Sometimes it results in rambling, but that’s better than just assuming people can read my mind. I said before that I hoped this would become second nature – finishing sentences without any difficulty is far from second nature (and probably never will be… that’s just me), but being more aware of the words I speak (or don’t speak) really…
is. :) 6 months ago
of starting to say something and then trailing off mid-sentence. It’s as if I expect other people to be able to read my mind. Sometimes people will jump in and continue the conversation, and other times people will stare and wait for me to finish… at which point I realize I didn’t actually know what I was going to say and I just sound like a fool.
Point is, I’d like to be a bit more thoughtful before I open my mouth, and be able to complete coherent thoughts. I think it’s probably a good skill to have :-) I’ve been aware of this quite a bit over the past week, but I certainly need to keep practicing until it becomes second nature. 15 months ago