Monday, April 24, 2006
Rain Rain Go Away
This past Friday I have been invited to join the staff writer team of a newly launched Chicago neighborhood online mag and I couldn’t be more excited. I have this blog to thank for having been discovered. Apparently, the Communications Director has been lurking here and enjoyed my writing style. Who would’ve known! Now if you had a chance to read my “101 Things About Me” (found in my sidebar), it shows in #35 that I once dreamt of being a writer. And voila, here it is! But then again, does this make me a writer? So imagine my excitement when I was asked!
I will basically write about everything and anything about Chicago Chinatown and its surrounding neighborhoods. So every night I have been concocting of many articles I would like to write. At most times these exciting ideas lull me to a happy sleep. My semi-organized mind ran through many contacts and research ways about this Chinatown. The possibilities are just so endless and my excitement is surging even more.
My problem is that although I have many great ideas, I can easily be intimidated. I tend to question myself when people question my capabilities. Like I am not worth of such honor. Deep down it makes me angry, but it definitely fuel the flames in my love of writing. So in my excitement to do this newly acquired work, I question myself if I am doing this just to prove that I could. I hate to think of it that way, but some people have a way of dampening your spirits!
Have you ever been in a situation when someone near and dear to you have no faith in what you can accomplish?
Sweetened by MJ Tam