What's on the iPod: Yeah! by Usher
How was the weekend? I spent mine outdoors, first at an early-morning wedding (and Jenn looked radiant) then most of Saturday afternoon digging out around the rhubarb and moving plants. I moved a bunch of rudbekia, some daisies, and rerouted the forget-me-nots, which were leaping all over the front garden. I'm really pleased with that flower this year -- they've tripled in abundance since last year. Pretty soon I'll be ripping them out and tossing them like I've started to do with the rudbekia.
I bought another poppy, too. The two I have are thriving and putting out huge numbers of blooms, so I wanted to create a space just for them. That meant digging up and moving (and even tossing) some of the daisies. The garden is telling me what it wants, and I'm doing what I can to listen.
Two weeks. That's how long before the fifth annual Writers Worth Week begins. I'm mixing it up this year. You've heard me go on enough about valuing yourself and embracing your own worth. So this year, it's your turn.
It's your turn to be the inspiration for the new writers and those writers who find
themselves locked in low-paying purgatory. Write a post
telling others how you found worth, what worth has meant for your career, your
struggles with valuing yourself, how you overcame low-paying gigs and being
under-appreciated…. whatever your story is. You get the byline. You get the
chance to inspire someone, share an idea that can change someone’s roadblock
into opportunity, and create an inner dialogue in someone that helps them grow
Beginning writers stories welcome, too! Tell us what you’re
facing and what your struggles are to value yourself and build a business.
If you write it and it's directly related to worth in any way, I'll post it. (If you're advertising, save your breath.) Email your post to me by this Friday. I promise to post all guest posts, for in my mind there is no end to discovering your worth.
What will your lesson to others be?
How was your weekend?