I publicly whined.
I let the need for approval have a voice in my head which led to...
I almost quit...
Almost a year ago I suffered a sudden tragic traumatic loss. I struggled to come back...to write, but only grief came through so I stayed away. January came. I determined to write. I became caught up in placing...recognition...it didn't come. I almost quit because of the need for approval
We all need recognition - it's basic to all humanity. However, if it's more important than the love, acceptance, and special place we have in Papa God, it soon becomes putrid, poisoning the very heart and soul.
I reached out in a private message and then I did something practical.
I printed off and read the new judging criteria.
But more importantly I let go of the need for approval AND I decided to do the work to craft...not just express.
I know I won't always hit a home run and it doesn't matter.
But I will continue to write for an audience of ONE.
And I'll try and be a giving member of this amazing community.
Bless you all.
Terry R A Eissfeldt