At the meeting I spoke up and expressed my views in a rather clumsy way that came out in a bit of a rant. I felt so embarrassed afterwards but luckily an eloquent woman spoke up for me explaining what I meant. I think I may have shocked a few people with what I was saying but at least I was heard. I blame it on the second child syndrome. I was the second and last child of two in a house shared with strong characters. A long way down in the pecking order I feel I have to shout to be heard.
Do you have siblings or are you an only child? Has being a second child held you back in any way? Do you feel that you are compared to the first born? I would be interested to know if any of you have felt stifled by being the youngest member of the family.
Right now I feel emotionally drained after my 'self expression' episode. I feel I must stay tight lipped for months to come! I am going to keep my head down and stay at the back of the queue. Sometimes being seen and not heard can be an advantage.