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  • December 20th, 2008 | 10:20 AM
honest scraps

okay, so

beckylevine  passed on the honest scrap award to me and a few of her other friends. I think being an honest writer is one the most important things we can do for our readers. 

Hmmm....here are a few honest scraps about me.

I never understood what anyone else saw in the Seinfeld show.

I probably buy way too many things on Ebay.

I have a serious problem with delayed gratification.

 

I always assume the best about everyone else and the worst about myself. This creates numerous problems as you can imagine,
especially with my own self-image.

When I was in my 20s and 30s I had a lot of fears. I mean A LOT. I was terrified of being home alone at night which was made more difficult by the fact that my first husband was gone a lot, hunting, airshows, camping, all sorts of things where he left and I stayed home with the kids. One year my fears were so bad that I slept in the chair in the living room facing the front door (because of course the bad guys would come in the front door) with a loaded gun on my lap.

I am terrified that when I die, no one will come to my funeral.

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There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.



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jennifer_d_g
December 20th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
>>I always assume the best about everyone else and the worst about myself. <<

I've never heard anyone else say that, but I'm the very same way! We're unfair to ourselves, wouldn't you say?
aprilhenry
December 20th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
I'm a big ebayer myself. I've met a few other authors on there. I understand Amy Tan buys all her dishes on ebay.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.






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