Stop. Stop. Stop. Kim Saumell, listen to me. You are a writer. And you are a damn good one. Let me tell you something. I never did anything I was afraid of doing my entire life. I was the master of shirking responsibility. I quit before I even started most of the time. I would take a job, and then half way through the training period, I wouldn’t go back. I started grad school and quit. I dropped out of paralegal school. The only reason I graduated from college is because my father told me to come home and take a job as a receptionist. The only reason I became a court reporter is because my father told me the job was beneath me.

And extracurricular activities? Piano, ballet, ice skating, tennis, skiing, acting, etc., I’m a jack of all trades and master of none. I did everything I attempted half assed. I had one foot in the door and one out. I’m not sure if I was afraid I was going to fail or too scared to succeed.

As far as writing, I never published anything I wrote until December 24, 2015 right here on Medium. I thought I was going to write one story, and now I’ve written close to 100. And you know why? THE ONLY REASON IS BECAUSE NOBODY TOLD ME I SHOULD DO IT. THE ONLY REASON. You see, I can’t fail at this because I have no expectations. I want to write and I’m writing. That’s it. That’s all of it.

But wait a minute. Aren’t you the one who has 4,000 followers and wrote this????

Writer and copyeditor. “What doesn’t kill us gives us something new to write about” ~ J. Wright

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