It's an Average Life has gone to the papers!
Yup, I am officially a published writer with my monthly column in the Lifestyles section of a newspaper. And, I can barely believe it!
When the paper arrived today, I was like a kid in a candy store. In fact, after my better half phoned me at work to let me know, I was bouncing in my seat. Up and down, up and down, up and down like a complete moron! My whole body was tingling and I felt like I was going to explode with joy! Literally, it took all my self control not to run down the streets of my little town screaming at the top of my lungs (not that anyone would notice, as it is pretty much par for the course here).
And the joy has not faded! But I have to tell you something, I couldn't read my article. Can you believe it? I was absolutely embarrassed and I am not sure why!
All these crazy weird thoughts have been running thru my mind like: What the heck are these people going to think of me? Nuts? Perhaps... Weird? Most definitely... Will they ask the editor to scrap me... Will they arrive at the Newspaper with pitchforks asking for the removal of my crazy article. Or gawd forbid, write into the Editor to criticize! I have this ridiculous notion that I am setting myself up for failure and I am not sure my ego can take it. So much easier to hide away behind my screen! Ugghh!
I suppose only time will tell. In the meantime, I am basking in this one moment of glory. My less than 10 seconds of mediocre fame. A fleeting moment? Perhaps... But definitely a memorable one!
Until Next Time.
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