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Others Perception of You Ain’t None of Your Business!

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" Others perception of you, ain't none of your business! "

- Lisa Nichols

 

When I was 8, writing was a way for me to continue fairytales that I thought needed a continuation. Oftentimes, I’d ask my parents what happened to the characters next, and they’d always answer the same thing - “they lived happily ever after” - but my imagination knew that those words mark the start of real life for those characters.

 

" ...writing became more of a pain that I desperately tried to avoid than a way for me to explore my imagination’s endless possibilities... "

 

For me, real life turned out to be me being more than fortunate to have made a career out of all the things that I enjoy doing, including writing. Somewhere along the way, though, I took an unfortunate turn at a wrong street and I started caring so much about what others have to say; criticism about wrong word placements, grammar, and my writing style being labeled "dumb" became too much for me to handle that I just had to stop. For a while, writing became more of a pain that I desperately tried to avoid than a way for me to explore my imagination’s endless possibilities.

You can say that I am trying to go back to the right street recently. One evening, I thought I’d start writing again. And just like when I was 8, it started with a simple question: Why do I have to care so much about what others have to say?

 

Just like what Lisa Nichols said, “Others perception of you ain’t none of your business!”

 


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2 Comments
  1. Ivana Split

    March 7, 2019 11:12 pm

    These days everyone is a critic. If you love writing, then you should write- as simple as that. I found that I’m much happier as a person when I write then when I don’t.

  2. Lauren

    March 11, 2019 5:02 pm

    This is the best attitude to have! Regardless of what anyone says, you only have to please yourself!
    xxx Lauren | http://www.laurencarmen.com

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