|In one of the most notable scenes of one of my all time favorite chic-flicks, Bridget Jones chides her love interest (So Austen-ly named Mr. Darcy) of making her feel like an idiot. |
“I already feel like an idiot most of the time anyway,” she says.Yeah, I get it. While I (thankfully) don’t slide down fire poles and reveal my undergarments to an entire nation of viewers or land my parachute in pig feces, a laMs. Jones, I do have my own specialty brand of sticking my foot in it.
So what to do when I feel like walking around town with a paper bag on my head?
Why, revel in it, of course.
Yeah, you heard me right. I look like a dope and I’m proud.
Ok, ok, ok, maybe that’s taking things a bit too far, but here’s the deal: when I make a donkey of myself, I take a deep breath and own it. Sometimes it’s a legitimate mistake and I need to own up to it, and sometimes I am just down right uncomfortable.
That is what the inner critic wants us to feel. Uncomfortable. “Don’t share your writing. No one will like it.” “Everyone will call it stupid.” “Are you serious? Three adjectives in a row? And you call yourself a writer!”
Ta Ta, Inner Critic.
That’s what Writing Salon is all about: finding so much strength in your creative self that your inner critic runs out of (hot) air to breathe. It’s how I work one-on-one with my clients on their writing projects. And how I try to live each day. Ta Ta, Inner Critic.
Are you ready to say goodbye to your inner critic? Come give Writing Salon a try. We’ve been having a great time all of August. Great friendships have been formed and many laughs have been had. What’s been missing is you.
So stop on in this week and share some snacks, some laughs, and reconnect with Creative YOU.