This week I had the pleasure of being invited back to write a second guest post for Retirement Reflections. Donna has such an active, insightful following that I decided to pose a deep question, knowing that a lively discussion would ensue. I wasn’t disappointed.
It should be safe to say I am a writer. After all, I spend a lot of time writing. I write corporate communication pieces; I write a blog; I have written magazine and newspaper articles; I even wrote a novel.
So why do I hesitate to say I am a writer? It’s certainly not embarrassment about writing or a disrespect for the craft; I have a deep admiration for writers. In fact, that may be part of the problem. It feels presumptuous to put myself in the same category as respected writers. So as soon as I say, “I am a writer,” a voice pops into my head, “well, not a real writer.”
For my answer to the question “Why is it so hard to admit I am a writer?” and input from other writers, please visit my guest post on Retirement Reflections. While you’re there, look around. Donna is a talented writer herself and has a number of engaging guests.
- Do you have difficulty acknowledging something that you do and love?
- If someone asked you what you do, and you couldn’t respond with your day job, what would you say?