It's been a while since I posted, but I didn't really have anything to say. That's not to say that life has not been interesting lately, however.
I decided to submit an article to Examiner.com, because I saw that their premise is having local writers who write about what they know and what they love, so I submitted an article about working on cars, and I was accepted! They have a process you go through after they accept you though, where you submit a "real" article, and they review it before posting it, and that's what I've done, so we'll see where things go from there. But it's great to know that I'll be writing in another medium, and getting exposure.
I think a lot of people's goal in being a writer is to get published, but for me, that's not enough. I want to be a "presence", someone that people look forward to reading every day, or every week, or, if it's in the case of writing books, that they can't wait to read my next offering. I'm talking on a national or even global level. High aspirations to be sure, but there it is.
There is also something else in the process of being finalized, something else having to do with writing, but that announcement I will save until it is a reality. Trust me when I say it's pretty awesome though.
If there's one thing I can say about the last few weeks, it's that they have been......different. Different at work with people calling out or being on vacation, different in the way things have been going, different in so many ways that it's hard to explain. As always, I have been keeping my eyes and ears open, learning about life and about myself, and recently I learned something pretty important.
I am worth something. Not because of what I say, or what I do, but because I am me. Those that choose to be my friend do so because of who I am, not for what I do for them, or for any other ulterior motive. They do it because they like me for me. I am worthy of their attention, I am worthy of their love. Me, myself, and I, just as I am. Somehow during my journey down this path, I missed that lesson. I told myself I was fine with who I was, all the while trying to show others what I could be for them, instead of just being me. I didn't think that "me" was good enough for them to want to be my friend, and I lied to myself and said I was fine with being who I am. Well, no, no I didn't, I just told myself that I had to be more than just "me" to be worth something. Yeah, that was it.
Anyway, it's an important lesson. Knowing you are ok just being you is a fundamental building block of self esteem. Actually understanding you are worthy is a big step too. And sometimes it just takes a little longer to learn that.
So, that's all for now, more news to come. Have a great day everyone!