About Myself, and Why My Blog is Named So

Hello.
I am an 18-year-old girl, who likes to speak. 

This is my life, my thoughts, my story, unrestricted, uncensored, uninhibited; usually thought of while I enjoy my early morning cup of hot, hot, bittersweet coffee.

I am from Mumbai, India.

I am independent and headstrong. I am a leader by nature. I care a lot for all those around me. I love to support, encourage and share. I may not look conventionally pretty, but I believe I am beautiful. Sometimes I get hurt, yes. I may feel cheated, yes. But I still stand strong. I believe in myself.

I believe what goes around, comes around. And I most definitely believe in the power and magic of love.

I consider myself both blessed and fortunate to have loving and understanding parents who support me and what I do. The only way I stay sane in this mad, mad world is by satisfying my daily quota of four hugs a day from my mom.

I love to smile. It spreads goodwill and cheer.

The most genuine of smiles is the one from the heart that is seen in one’s eyes.

As my crazy friends will vouch for, I’m crazier than them, more often melodramatic than not; I crack jokes that crack ’em up, and we are glorious partners in crime. They are my support system, my pillars of strength and they will not hesitate before smacking me for something stupid I do and then laughing themselves silly over it. I love them and they are my life.

Music is also my life. I connect most deeply with those that share the same passion for music and singing as I do. Music is the language of the universe. There is music everywhere and in everything.

My life revolves around my family, my friends, my community and the eternal conflict between my mind and my heart. It is this battle that often spurs me on to write.

I want to make a difference. I want to give back to society what I have received. Recently, my friends and I have started an NGO of our own, and we are dedicated to community service.

 

On the title of my blog

I believe that speaking to oneself is most vital and crucial in today’s world. It is so easy to get influenced or misguided about various things. I have seen people lose connect with themselves and turn into something they are most certainly not. It’s shocking, most people know so much about others than they do about themselves! Speaking to oneself helps you stay in touch with your mind and your soul. It is healthy and positive. It keeps you original, and unique, and amazing in your own way. It maintains your individuality. It dares you to be different. It helps you understand who you truly are.

Dear Reader, speak to yourself today. You will be amazed and surprised.

Thank you for stopping by.

~

The Girl Who Speaks (To Herself)

You can contact me on:
thegirlwhospeakstoherself(at)gmail(dot)com

60 thoughts on “About Myself, and Why My Blog is Named So

  1. Have you ever read Claes Oldenburg’s “I Am For an Art”? It’s his personal artist statement of sorts and I think it would be right up your alley. As many years ago as he wrote it and the words don’t land far from your own above.
    Thanks for the follow.

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  2. I started journaling when I was your age and I must say I reread that stuff now and I see that I was indeed doing just what you described (speaking to myself) and deriving the same benefits you list above. Nowadays when I try to journal, I seem to have lost that art. My journals turn into blogs, almost as if I anticipate someone to come upon them, expecting to be entertained. Very keen insight you have… You seem years beyond your age in wisdom. Oh! And I love your glasses.
    Thanks again,
    Stephanie

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  3. I have heard/read that the person whom we know the most about is the person who has the most control over our life. I hope this is true, especially in your case.

    Hooray for your voice! And especially for your listening to your voice and sharing it with us.

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    • My, my, I just saw your comment and I realized that I hadn’t replied! My apologies.
      I wholeheartedly agree. You can take in opinions and hear people out as much as you want, but in the end make sure you listen to what the little voice in your head is egging you on to do.
      I hope you like what you read! :)

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  4. I really enjoy reading your thoughts! It’s so true too; we struggle to know ourselves as well as we ought to – something I’m using my blog writings as an aid to get better & better at.
    The 50-word stories are pretty deep. And the poems are just fantastic as well.
    Looking forward to more thoughts! And thanks for the follow on my site! You seem swell.

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    • Nice to see you here! Thanks for the lovely comment.
      Yes, often we strive to become the person others want us to be, and not grow as our actual selves.
      So if I said blogging was a form of therapy, would you agree? :)
      Thank you so much! It means a lot to me.
      And oh, the pleasure was all mine. Do come back for more!

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      • Oh I definitely agree with that point, 100%. Usually music is my catharsis, but I needed to take a crack at something new, and writing on here (both fun topics and exploratory thoughts on self-awareness) have been helping me dig deeper into learning about myself so much. I love it.
        Oh hey, we use the same site theme! How cool :D

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  5. Dear GIrl,

    I once heard somebody say that talking to yourself is the only way to be sure of having an intelligent conversation. Though I dunno if this is true for you. I promised to read some of your posts, which I am about to do. I started with this about page and it looks promising. Can’t wait to read more.

    Kindest of regards,

    Arthur

    ps I agree with Stephanie … those glasses are wicked!

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    • Hey Arthur – – so now did she find you first or vice-versa?….Either way, I am so glad. I mentioned to her several times to look for you. Both of you are two bloggers that have struck me blind with your thought processing that goes well beyond the frontal cortex of a “typical” teenager. This makes me so happy to see you here!
      Stephanie

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      • I have forgotten who found who, but I am glad that you introduced us to each other. She is a really gifted person. She can write so well.
        This blogging thing is really great. I’ve met so many people and I’ve been reading so many things and sometimes I just wish I had more time to read even more. How do you do this? You are literally everywhere on wordpress. I really envy you in a good way.

        Kind regards,

        Arthur

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  6. Hello thegirlwhospeakstoherself, I followed Arthur’s link on your blog and I was pleasantly surprised that we have the same theme. Great minds do think alike, if you allow me to say so. :) And yes, I also talk to myself. Glad to meet you and I hope to see more of your blog!

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  7. Very nice to meet you, Girl-who-speaks-to-herself! As a regular self-conversationalist I must say more than often it’s an insightful conversation, where you voice what you already knew about yourself. I like your writing style… Somewhere in the pages of your blog I see myself. Happy writing to you :-)

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  8. Hi there and thank you so much for stopping by my blog and liking it enough to follow. I shall enjoy looking around yours too. Be well be happy and be blessed! BTW. I talk to myself a lot I always have! xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  9. Hi, congratulations on your energy and your many strengths. I particularly like your readiness to smile, and your realization that we must speak to (and hear!) ourselves. Thank you, too, for following my blog.

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  10. Oh God….!!!
    A really honest intro…!! :)
    Subtle but strong..!! :)
    I am new here, and was browsing through..!!
    Lets stay in touch.. :)
    till then, stay happy..!!

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  11. That’s a very interesting bio! And I am glad I found another person who speaks to herself! I was afraid the cult may be dying out ;) Thank you for the follow! I’ll take my chance to surf through your blog :)

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  12. I have to admit I have never read a better ‘about’ page till now. I am completely impressed and don’t know what to admire first. You are a teenager with your own NGO (do let me know your cause and any way that people like us can help), you are a wonderful writer, you know the value of a simple smile and the art and need to speak to oneself cannot be emphasized more.
    You are doing a wonderful job here, dear. Keep up the good work :)
    Also, keep sharing your experiences. We all are hoping your posts become a little more regular ;)

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