My husband just said the darnedest thing! He said he loves it when I write because he gets to know me better. ... WHAT!? WOW! I've always loved writing, especially poetry. I express myself much better in writing then I do in speech.
When I speak... I get jumbled and confused and I lose my point so very often. I love to tell ALL the details of a story when expressing myself out loud. Even though I know that not everyone wants to hear all the details, I just can't stop.
Why? My husband and I figured this out today: While I'm typing one sentence, my mind is already onto the next, thinking of what needs to come after. I might think of 3 or 4 sentences that will keep the story interesting and I choose the best one! While speaking, for some reason, I feel that each thought needs to come out. I can talk and think much faster than I type, (though I do type pretty fast, if I do say so myself!) Typing is an automatic filter of sorts. Speaking out loud: no filter.
Thanks, hon, for being interested in getting to know me still, after 6 years of parenting, 8 years of marriage, and 13 years of dating.