There are many writers that I greatly admire. Anne Lamott is one of those writers. I admire, to the point of a writer-girl-crush, her ability to take what she’s thinking and feeling and just lay it all bare. My copy of her book ‘bird by bird’ is underlined and dog-eared and has notations and exclamation points in the margins-my way of saying, “YES! Preach it, sister!”
I love her because she’s not afraid to show us both the salvation and the wreckage of words-the good, the bad and the questions about life all tangled up together into one beautiful, sometimes painful mess.
I think that takes courage and confidence.
I asked my writer friend Z.D. if I could share something she wrote about confidence and Z agreed I could share a portion of her work.
My confidence is like,
An unsteady Jenga tower,
If you throw,
One more insult my way,
The facade I have worked so hard to keep,
Will shatter and I will be left standing in the wreckage.
So here’s to courage and confidence. May you be blessed with an abundance of both.