Any blogger will tell you this, at some point in their lives, they’ve wondered what to write about. And that’s a reality.
Even in life, at times we don’t know what to say. With friends, we can reminisce about the past, about future plans, and about the present. With strangers or acquaintances, we don’t know what to say. We stare at the ground awkwardly and hope someone will talk about something other than the weather, traffic or the upcoming movies.
This fear of running out of things to say, and the awkward silence that follows, is actually an amazing way to connect. Seriously.
When we run out of things to say, often two things can happen – we blank out or we dive in further. Going blank, helps our mind wander away, to day dream, and to simply stop thinking for a while.
If we dive in further into the conversation, we are introduced to a whole new side of a person. Often a sensitive vulnerable side, that we didn’t see when we first began the conversation. Of course, we may come across people we don’t particularly like, but that’s okay too.
Not knowing what to say, doesn’t need to be a negative thing. It doesn’t have to be a buzzkill. It’s just a pause. Not a full-stop, but a pause and every conversation, relationship, and situation in life needs a pause.