Today’s word is “coherent.”
As a child, I would often get so excited I couldn’t get my words out or put a coherent sentence together. This would lead to me being somewhat quiet in company rather than embarrass myself or whoever I was with by saying the wrong thing at the wrong time.
I grew out of it and am happy to converse with people of all ages from all walks of life.
There are times though when anxiety or stress get the better of me and it takes a while to get things sorted in my head let alone voice them aloud.
A good friend once told me not to open my mouth until my brain was in gear. I’ve never forgotten it.