I can’t think of too many times in my life that I’ve been able to say that. While I know I’m clever and can get a lot done without huge effort, I tend to talk down to myself through that little voice in my head.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on that with a therapist who’s trying to help me change the dialog from “you can’t,” “you shouldn’t,” to “you can” and “you should.” It’s working! I don’t want to give too much away but I was chosen to go to Canberra by the ACT Tourism folks as a part of their Human Brochure program. 30,000 people submitted their details and I was one who was chosen. It all happens this weekend so fingers crossed that it goes well.
Last month I submitted my details to attend the Australian food blogging conference in Adelaide early next month. They only chose 70 people out of those who applied and I’m going to that too. They had so many people apply that they found a way to squeeze 10 more in. I’m really looking forward to catching up with food writers I’ve gotten to know over the past year that I’ve been blogging at OrgasmicChef.com.
I guess what I’m trying to say in this post is, no matter how long you’ve been carrying baggage around in your head, it’s never too late to get rid of it. You’ve seen my photo and I’m no Spring chicken. Hell, I don’t think I’m even Autumn. Doesn’t matter. What does matter is that I finally said, “enough is enough,” and found someone to help me work through it all.
The best thing that happened is something I can’t really talk about but I’ll be included in an international panel of people who’ll all be talking about food. The exposure I’ll get to sponsors and opportunities to speak will be pretty cool. 6 months ago I would never have entertained doing something like this. I wouldn’t have felt good enough. The truth is, I AM good enough.
I only started this blog a few weeks ago and I’m already under a million on Alexa.com, the service that ranks sites on the net (google is #1). I’m not bragging (well not much) but I’m quite okay at this blogging routine.
Although I’m pretty busy, there is always time to help someone so if you ever want a chat, let me know. If you’re on the Sunshine Coast, coffee would be great. I love going out for coffee.