Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Four Little Words

They say that three little words can be the hardest to say.

I've not generally had any trouble with the three little words, sharing these with my husband, the cat, my family and even extending out to close friends, letting them know how I feel about them and how happy I am having them in my life. What's the big deal? Just let others know how you feel, I thought.

However, there is something that I've been keeping under wraps and not sharing. I've even been hiding it from myself. For me, it's not three little words that cause me angst, it's actually four little words. And so here goes, here is where I've decided to say them - yes out loud and as a declaration to the world:

I AM A WRITER

Ok, there you go, I've said it. Want to hear it again:

I AM A WRITER

There I've said it and I can't take it back now.

Just one more time for good measure:

I AM A WRITER.


2 comments:

  1. That's so strange, I can really relate!! There's not much I mind saying but those three words really get me squirming and uncomfortable.
    For me, wanting to be a writer is like someone deciding "I'm going to be a singer/actor/model" because it's something you've decided you're good at and want to pursue, but what if other people don't agree?

    Love your blog, I'll continue reading your posts :D

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  2. Hi Jessica, Thanks so much for your comment and I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying the blog posts. Yes isn't it strange that these words would make us feel so uncomfortable. I had a friend who referred to me in conversation the other day as a writer. I almost stopped her mid-sentence to correct her and then thought - No, I'll accept it because actually I liked hearing it. It felt good.

    I guess with writing we are putting ourselves out there just like singers, actors and models and some people might love our work and others might hate it, but at the end of the day we have to accept that we won't be able to please everyone. Just like the singer or actor though we are compelled to keep putting our messages and stories out there in the hope that someone reads it and enjoys it - just like you have done by reading and commenting on my post. Thank you, it made my day. Hope to see you here again or on Burrst.

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