As I’m writing this, I can hardly speak. I had an infection or virus and as a result, my so-called larynx is inflamed. That’s why I can’t use my voice.
You know that platitude, right? You only miss something when it’s gone. Man, do I miss my voice now it’s gone. Not in a “I love to hear myself talk” kind of way but in a “we really depend on our voice a lot to communicate” way.
I wasn’t aware that I talk so much on an average day. Even though I write a lot, most things I do in my career rely on my voice. I still help run my family business and I regularly record training videos for my online classes.
I can still send emails or write articles like this one, but I can’t do much else. Initially, I was pissed off. But after two days, I realized there’s a lot I can learn from being silent. Here are 3 things I’ve learned until now.