Once again, I need to remember to listen, pay attention, and talk less. It's sort of frustrating to think back on how many times I've given myself this reminder. There are three areas in which I would like to speak less: unmindful responses, cursing, and expressing my opinions (at this point there are very few in my life that don't know where I stand on any given subject.)
Ultimately, I don't want to have less conversations - I just want to refocus on what is important. With the demands of school and family, sometimes it feels like I have to fight just to have a conversation. My goal is to choose my words more wisely so that I won't feel as compelled to repeat myself (sometimes louder and bolder) - to feel I am being heard.