Friday, November 6, 2009

Day Seventy - One

So my friend UM shared with me that there is already a great Friday Friends style program. I told you guys. I don't enough to know what I don't know.

It's called Favorite Post Friday. A very cute blog -- 2toddlersandme.blogspot.com hosts it. They don't seem to be doing it this week, though, so I will start that next week. In the mean, check out thatgirlblogs. Her Tuesday post called "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" really caught my funnybone (as her posts usually do).


As to my lack of inspiration yesterday, it still seems to be lingering. In truth, I think that I know the cause. Despite all my "Dont' Stop Believing" this week, I got some less than thrilling feedback from a writing teacher and I think that I let it put a little damper on my high riding Journey-fueled belief trip.

I know that this is part of the problem. I let other people's opinions weigh very heavy on my sense of self and accomplishment. It wasn't even terrible feedback but it was eough for me to step off the train at the "I Stink" Station and catch the local to "Poor Me". (Where is a Steve Perry power chorus when you need it?)

But today, I am going to change the itinerary. I'm getting back on the train. I'm leaving the Pitiful Paulines and Negative Nancies (my apologies to all the Paulines and Nancies of the world) at the depot. Try-it Traci is headed out. Next stop: Hopeful.

5 comments:

F said...

Yahoo for hopeful! I like the try-it Traci too! I have a really strong feeling that you can do anything!

2 Toddlers and Me said...

Thanks for the mention about Favorite Post Friday. I love hosting it and was disappointed to miss it this week because I was really sick. It will be back next week, so be sure to visit.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I like yours, I'm following back and looking forward to reading more!

Unknown Mami said...

Well I'm glad you know why you've been feeling the way you've been feeling. You're opinion is what matters the most. I'm sure you are an excellent student that loves to please, but it's time for you to be your own teacher and please yourself.

mama-face said...

I do not pretend that I am any kind of real writer; but I mentioned to the hubs about taking a creative writing class and he remarked that it might stop being as fun for me. (sounds like a jerk statement; but really I get what he means.) I'm still considering it-but I am afraid it will be too tough for me to take the criticism which is a necessary component.

Good for you for seeing the light. Go forth and conquer! And remember we all have bad days.

Traci said...

Thank you for all for your words. I feel the love.

And, UM, as usual, you are right. I've got to start doing it for myself!!!