LAURA JOHNSTON

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New Painting - Disagreeing Quietly to Myself

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Laura Johnston Disagreeing Quietly to Myself 12x12" acrylic on canvas 2016

Laura Johnston
Disagreeing Quietly to Myself
12x12" acrylic on canvas
2016

I’ve had a lot of little breakthroughs lately, one being that I often feel unheard because I don’t speak my opinions. One of those funny things that seems obvious yet somehow evaded me for so long. I hold my tongue so much for fear of being impolite, hurting someone else, or sounding stupid. I believe everyone has a right to their opinion and wrestle with seeing the point in trying to change someone’s mind, but I suppose there is a difference between arguing pointlessly and stating my position. I feel so strongly and have a hard time finding the words to really describe how I feel. It’s not even just face-to-face conversation, although that is harder and I am out of practice, I also second guess myself when I consider commenting on a post, or even posting something myself. So here's to making a point to speak up a little more.

These breakthroughs are helping me feel more confident that the cloud I’ve been in for the last little while is lifting and the next level will be starting soon. All of this keeps creeping towards me sharing some final thoughts on my 365 project, which I’m thinking March will be the perfect time to revisit.