26 March 2008
A Suffocating Cloud of Negativity
Against my better judgment, I tried to share my enthusiasm for my writing project this morning with a person with whom I am, shall we say intimately acquainted. Instead of asking questions to learn more or understand why I feel it necessary to participate in the Script Frenzy, the comments were all negative, discouraging, probing only to find a problem, and assuming that it was a contest and that I was going to strive toward some mediocre prize (which was the main issue). It was so frustrating. It is difficult living with a negative person. It is supremely discouraging. I have to get my head out of the choking cloud of comments, away from someone who wants to make snap judgments about everything without really taking any interest in understanding how they work or what they're about. There has to be one person in my life who does not feel like a hurdle to jump over toward any goal of success. Please. There actually are quite a few of you - it is just the ones I am most intimately acquainted or related to by blood that seem to love to rain on my parade. It's alright - I'm grabbing an umbrella.