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Guilt & Fear & Self-Doubt

November 18, 2015 LifeWriting  2 comments

 I have been stuck in a place of guilt and fear for the better part of the last three years.

 

And it’s made it really fucking difficult to get anything of value done. (And by value, I mean writing -- my book, this blog.)

 

Guilt that said things like, “How can you even think of pursuing this dream of yours when so many of your friends and family are struggling: in jobs they despise? with debt? with money struggles? How selfish can you get?”

 

"If it weren't for your brilliant tech-rockstar husband who can financially support your full-time pursuit of a writing career, you'd never have the heart to do it. So that must mean that you're not a 'real' writer. And therefore, you don't deserve to do

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I’m not who you say I am

October 28, 2014 LifeThoughts  One comment

Just like many of other people, all of my life I've been told that I could do anything I wanted to do, become anyone or anything I put my mind to. Unfortunately, it's taken me a long time to tease out what I want to be verses who other people wanted me to be.

In the eighth grade, I started my own small group (bible study) for my group of middle school friends because there wasn't one. And then I started up another one at my high school because I was supposed to be a leader and I was supposed to want to bring Jesus into my school and "shine His light". I was supposed to want to pray every morning with my friends for the salvation of my peers, because surely that's what good, devoted Christian girls do? Good Christian girls didn't sit in a quiet classroom for twenty minutes before

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