Ahhh… we are such suckers for this subject. Who really is able to evaluate their work without pride or false humility? I’ve noticed that it’s so easy to inflate the facts and make things seem grander than they really are, and forget to give credit where it is due. For instance: My husband’s friend’s mom who is a third grade teacher mentioned my name to a parent (Derek) on the subject of writing children’s books.
Derek interns at Shaw and he became interested and contacted my publishing house and now I get to be on a three minute feature airing at the end of January. 🙂
Not because of my great talent or winning personality, but because of my husband’s friend’s mom: Anne. Who is a wonderful lady with the best set of locally crafted pottery dishes I have ever seen.
I have to laugh at myself. It’s easy for me to want to represent the story differently, to somehow infer that I had any part. But the truth is found in an even better story about community and the warm people in my hometown of Nanaimo.
I want it to always to be like that.