First I’d like to share that if you are trying to heal and recover from trauma, Dr. Glenn Doyle is my virtual doc. He says exactly how I feel and what I need to hear. I’ll tag him on social media for you.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been told, heard, and felt I needed to continue writing the book that I started in April 2019. I started it shortly after the pandemic started and stopped it when I moved back to Atlanta. I stopped it because of excuses. I would say “Who’s gonna buy it and why?” “How is it different than the next memoir?” I doubted myself due to those inner child wounds. But after much prayer, opening my eyes and ears for signs, I’ve started back. And this quote was just one more confirmation for me. Who cares if I’m not a master writer, or that I didn’t major in journalism. Why should I care if it’s a best seller or in a bargain bin? It’s my stuff and it’s what I like, it’s what motivates me and it’s cathartic and it’s healing and YEAH I should do it!
And that’s what I’m telling you. Who cares if you are not good at it. You don’t have to be a master or a first-place winner to do what you like to do. And let me tell you that with some sauce on it, if you enjoy doing something and someone is a naysayer, let’em go! As my mother would say, I don’t care if “you can’t carry a tune in a bucket.” Sing anyway! Play anyway! If it makes you happy and brings you joy, GO. FOR. IT! You do not need anyone’s approval to do you. Life is short. Do what you like and love yourself! ❤️