Writing is a tough business. There’s a lot of rejection, self-doubt, insecurity, jealousy and weight gain. (Yup, you read that last one right.)
I have fallen victim to all of the above listed boo-boo feelings of ickiness. And I bet a lot of other writers have too.
Then, one day in the middle of feeling sorry for myself, a coworker told me a story that was eerily similar to whatever recent travesty I was mulling over. Except, he wasn’t talking about writing. No, he was talking about something completely and vastly different.
And that’s when I realized that life is full of setbacks, not just for me, but everyone. (I’m real quick, huh!) Everyone goes through rejection at some point. Everyone feels insecurity and self-doubt and jealousy. Most of us also gain weight from time-to-time. I’m not so unique after all.
So I’ve decided in my commonplace state of loserdom, it’s time to celebrate some of the less losery things about me. (My Mom and BFF have both just rolled their eyes. They’ve been telling me to do this for years!)
Guess what? I’m not doing this alone. It’s time to celebrate ourselves. So forget about how fat you’ve become or what a jealous loser you are. Start listing your achievements – no matter how big or small – and take a moment to be proud of your own awesomesauceness. Go!
I won the “Hold Me! Thrill Me” writing contest in my category.
I am a finalist in the “Linda Howard Award of Excellence” contest.
I bought a condo by myself without any help.
I’m really good at Zumba.
I’m good at accessorizing.
My Mermaid Avatar is super hot!
YOU’RE TURN! Remember, no matter how big or small, take some time to brag about yourself today.