So, I don’t know if you guys know this about me, but I have always kinda hated my voice. Which is silly because my sisters and I all have very similar voices (like our parents sometimes can’t tell us apart) and I think theirs are great. When I heard myself on my voicemail, in a message, or in family videos, I always thought I sounded like a dude. My voice has a deeper quality to it and I didn’t think it was feminine enough.
I was wrong.
It didn’t take me too long to realize that my voice was actually really sexy. It’s got that bedroom quality without the rasp of a lifelong smoker. I don’t know that I ever truly owned it though until I started to do some radio spots. Of course I would podcast them afterwards to make sure I hadn’t made a fool out of myself (I haven’t yet).
It helps to have my business partners tell me that they loved my radio voice, too. Hell, they recently pitched me doing some voice over work for the company…and I kinda love it. I did our Indie Chick radio show last week with Chrystal and again was told that my voice was great for radio. *blush* I kinda get a rush on the intro that I recorded as well…not gonna lie. (You can listen to the podcast all about Girl Code by clicking here.)
I also think putting my voice (and face) out into the world on my YouTube channel helped as well. I know for my readers (here and on The Indie Chicks) that seeing and hearing me adds another level of connection to my writing and my ‘voice’ as a writer.
So it may sound silly, but it was quite a personal victory to finally come to love something that I used to not like about myself. It’s the small things that add up to loving yourself the way you should. I chipped a way a small insecurity and turned it into a huge positive and that’s a pretty great feeling.
I’d love to hear from you now. What’s something that you used to not like about yourself that you’ve come to love?? Please share.