I am crazy busy as usual (writing under so many names!). The joy of my summers is that I have a looser schedule than when I am teaching (never mind that I am in Scotland instead of New York, so very very happy). So many good things are happening — spending time with my family, seeing friends here and there, reading (such a luxury!) and of course, writing lots.
There are always times when confidence slips away, but at present I am soaring high [knocks wood]. It’s amazing how much easier everything is when you’re confident. Hurdles are jumped, delays laughed at and problems simply provide new routes to success (would that it could always be thus). Because much of my viewing is chosen by a wee lady, this is the song of my confidence at present:
I guess it’s part of being a certain age but rock-n-roll equates with confidence in my head. I know other people might imagine being dressed to the nines, or wheeling and dealing behind a desk, but I imagine it to be strutting across a stage, wowing an audience — holding them in the palm of your hand as they scream and sing along. It was the way to break out of poverty into riches, it was the way to get people to hear the words they had ignored. It was the way to scream, ‘I am sexy, dammit!’ even if you were not conventionally pretty.
Because what it comes down to is confidence: believe you are sexy and act the part on stage — even if the stage is just your local coffee shop, or in the pages of your books. Truth is, you are awesome as you wanna be!
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