How I Overcame Self-Doubt and Declared Myself a Writer

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Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post by Beverly Army Williams.  It’s part of my monthly series Stories of Transformation.

A piece of art, a collaboration between visual artist Linda Jean Fisher and me, is held in the Pfizer Corporation’s collection. In the late 1990s, I handed a stack of poems to Linda Jean. She created graphite drawings and used the erase function of an electric typewriter to type my poems. This  lifted the graphite from the drawings, and the words stood out from the drawings in white. Her purpose was two-fold: she wanted to acquaint herself with my work, and she wanted to encourage me to call myself a writer.

I was a writer, but I was wary of claiming that title.

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The Heart of September

The moon at dawn.
The moon at dawn.

At the end of each month, I publish my favorite articles from around the web, books, and resources – the ones that will help you live with more confidence, clarity, and ease.  Since I was busy as a bee this month, the list is shorter than usual, but still full of goodness.

Outstanding Articles

Cool Courses & Stuff

Busy As a Bee

I’ve been as busy as a bee this September.  Honestly, I miss the quiet, reflective time of August.  At the same time, I see the fullness as an opportunity to find moments of reflection and ease even in activity.

Here are three more ways busyness helps me to lead a better life:

  1. Busyness helps me recognize and respect my limits.
  2. Busyness encourages me to be more organized.
  3. Busyness inspires me to be more creative with the design of my life.

I’m not addicted to busyness by any means.  But, I’ve decided to make good use of it when it cycles through my life.

Living with Ease

It’s been so inspiring to see people embrace the stress relief tools and deep self-inquiry prompts offered in my Living with Ease course over the past 21 days.  There have been life changing moments plus more joy, laughter, and ease.  I’ll offer the next session in January, 2014.

How was your September?  What did you learn?

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