I used this quote on my first ever post for this blog, and I’m going to use it today because of the Day 6 challenge from Jeff Goins.
“If you don’t make mistakes, you’re doing it wrong. If you don’t correct those mistakes, you’re doing it really wrong. If you can’t accept that you’re mistaken, you’re not doing it at all.” (credited to I fucking love science’s photo that was posted on May 26, 2012)
This quote reflects the newfound confidence in myself that I have found this year through everything that has happened me to me and my family since the fall of 2010. I used to be scared of putting myself out there because I was afraid—afraid of being rejected, afraid of not being able to stand up for myself. Not that I had any illusions of being perfect, not by a long shot. But I was afraid of opening up and letting people see the deepest parts of me–the parts that hurt and my dreams for the future. I didn’t understand that even if those things were diminished by someone else, it didn’t make them any less real to me. I don’t feel that way anymore though. I am a writer, and what I want more than anything else is to affect the world with my writing—the writing of a person who is not perfect, who makes mistakes, who I would say is perfectly normal. 🙂
Until next time, be real!!!!!!