Why do I say “Um” so much?
Day 4 of 100, writer gone rouge on video.
I was mortified by how many times I said, “um.”
I watched my video from day 3. All I heard was some words, some words, then “um.” A few words then “um.” And more “um.”
I really wanted to quit after seeing how silly I sounded.
I wondered what all that “um-ing” was about? I talked to Jesus about it, because I talk to him about most things. I don’t think I really pray. Rather I just maintain this ongoing conversation. One that likely makes me look a tad off to an onlooker.
I sat quietly with the question.
And I realized my “ums” were filler. Where I really needed to pause, I said “um.”
It made me wonder, “Where else in my life am I inadvertently adding things when I need to pause?
It’s an important question because I don’t want to mindlessly transition through the moments in my life.
I want to be present and aware.
I want to pause.
Because it’s in the pausing, that I find myself most grounded and connected to God, other people and myself.
I’m amy. A writer, trying super scary video. This article is part of my 100 day challenge to do Facebook live, once a day for 10 days straight, 10 times. (That’s my fancy way of making a 100 day goal less intimidating.)
For the first 10 days, I’m sharing what comes up when I talk to Jesus about things. It’s my way of inviting a more authentic conversation around the christian faith.
If establishing your own “talk time” with Jesus sounds interesting to you. I’ve got a few tips to get you going-