Are you ready for my next post after my sabbatical? If you are still there waiting for me to write again, I thank you for being patient. To be honest, I do not have more time in my hands than before but I have decided to make an effort to write every once in a while.
A revelation to reward you for your loyalty. I am still in the dental business even though I would love to spend my time solely on writing. It is my passion. I must say that I have had a difficult year of ups and downs. Highs and lows. Times when I believe in myself and times when I have lost all the self-confidence. I have realised that I have an impostor syndrome which tries to demolish all my achievements by persistently telling me
Who are you kidding? You’ve achieved nothing! Shame you if you even think so!
This syndrome keeps on reminding me that I did not get feedback on my novel from THAT person I so much admire, and making me forget I got feedback from ten other people who are as important as that one person.
But I’m working on it. I am trying to remind myself that in this world of haste and demands, I am good enough. As mother, as wife, as dental professional, as writer and most importantly as myself. Being merciful to yourself is a difficult skill to master. But I am learning.
So, watch this space. There might be something coming up soon!