I have always been known as the quiet child hiding behind the couch and hoping to go unnoticed in this great big world that seemed not meant for me. After years of watching human interaction in silence, my voice has now become too loud to contain. I feel I must let the words pour out of my fingertips in order to make myself heard because the paper and pen feel like the cushion and couch did at a much younger age. I was seen as being silent, but my thoughts have always been loud. I now have so much to say but no voice to speak. This is my unique way of being heard and understood, and it allows me to be a part of this world without feeling the anxiety of having to jump on the couch to be noticed. If my silenced thoughts and feelings over the years can help others find their place in society, then I will allow my soul to discretely enter the spotlight.