A while ago, I published a log on the website of Gulara Vincent about not being good enough.
It is so strange, because, however knowing what I am capable of, I still consider myself as not being good enough. Like my website is something to remain unsecure about, to keep myself from growing and glowing. Because I consider every single one as better than me.
A text writer.
Recently I read a post in which a girl announced herself as a capable text writer. As being a language addict for my whole life, I immediately detected some nasty faults in her writing and that spurred me to visit her website. Apparently the imperfections I noticed did not hold her back to set up a text writing office. She established a website to present herself and, to be honest, I really found it impressive what she did. I certainly would not feel good enough if I would have been in her shoes, but she was just courageous enough to do it.
She had no writing experience. Not for real. She was experienced in health care, but not on an executive basis. Very basic nursing, according to her brief cv. However, the website was looking quite professional and her connected blog, started a few months ago, was too. According to me, she did a very cool job by turning her chances by the way she just did.
If others say ‘this is what I do’, I always respect them, especially if they decided to start in a business because they have the feeling they have to offer something to someone. I admire those state of minds, really.
And about mine…
Back to myself. Because, after being busy translating and editing technical, scientific affairs for years, after building up experienced know how of maintaining international websites for one of the biggest companies in the world, for writing newsletters, mailings and complete translations of elevated level management reports in various languages, I should consider myself less or more as an experienced editor and writer. But why doesn’t it feel that way? And why am I holding myself back from saying: I am good enough in what I do.
About feeling good enough.
I have an owned website to show it, I have lots of experience to show it and, most important, I have my gut feeling it is very ok what I am doing….
I should feel that way, but I am not and it holds me back. Only the comments of other people in my surroundings, comments on my blog or at the foolish Social Media accounts give me enough self-esteem to say: nice to meet you. I am a writer. An experienced one….
So my respect to the girl who is busy setting up her own text writing office because she feels she is good enough to start.
Just wanted to share these twisted thoughts with you…. Think I might share them again from time to time 😉
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