This is what my inner voice told me for years! Way before I ever met my husband, way before I was a parent, and way before I really understood what it meant to be a responsible contributor to society.
“Shhh…we don’t talk about it,” actually came up quite often when I hit my teen years and throughout adulthood. But the thing is, the phrase wasn’t directed at any one situation. It was directed at the part of myself that wanted to speak up and say what I was really feeling. If my ideas went against what the majority of my peers thought, I sold myself out for popularity and being included.
I kept doing this through my early twenties until the only time I felt I spoke my truth was after a few too many drinks. I felt so ALIVE being able to truly speak my mind. I was addicted to being able to tell my truth to the world. The only problem was that the path to get there was going to ruin my life.
I’m happy to say I’m here today, still not perfect at telling my truth every time, but I am trying to do what I need to do to be the best version of myself.