‘So…’

I’m really working on not starting my musings–written or spoken or emailed or texted or any other linguistic communication–with “so…”

I noticed recently that I do this a lot.  I feel like it is almost like a qualifier for what I’m about to say.  But, I don’t need that for my own thoughts, feelings, and opinions!  They are mine, dammit!  I don’t need to qualify, soften, or apologize for them at all in any way!

So, (hahahaha, there it is…) I looked up “so” on an online dictionary just now.  Here’s what I got…

–adverb

1.

in the way or manner indicated, described, or implied: Do itso.
2.

in that or this manner or fashion; thus: So it turned out.
3.

in the aforesaid state or condition: It is broken and has longbeen so.
4.

to the extent or degree indicated or suggested: Do not walkso fast.
5.

Informal . very or extremely: I’m so sad.
6.

very greatly: My head aches so!
7.

(used before an adverb or an adverbial clause and fol. by as) to such a degree or extent: so far as I know.
8.

having the purpose of: a speech so commemorating thevictory.
9.

for this or that reason; hence; therefore: She is ill, and socannot come to the party.
10.

(used as an affirmative to emphasize or confirm a previousstatement) most certainly: I said I would come, and so Iwill.
11.

(used as an emphatic affirmative to contradict a previousstatement) indeed; truly; too: I was so at the party!
12.

likewise or correspondingly; also; too: If he is going, then soam I.
13.

in such manner as to follow or result from: As he learned,so did he teach.
14.

in the way that follows; in this way: The audience wasseated, and so the famous speech began.
15.

in the way that precedes; in that way: So ended the speech,and the listeners arose and cheered.
16.

in such way as to end in: So live your life that old age willbring you no regrets.
17.

then; subsequently: and so to bed.

—Synonyms
9. See therefore.

…yeah, didn’t really get much there…but perhaps I’ll be using “therefore” a bit more 😉

Thus, (hehe, not a “so”)I am choosing to be much more mindful and conscious about stepping up and being assertive in my speaking and in my writing.

No more apologies for me!

yes indeedy, sweetie!

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