I’ve worked hard on my attitude.
I’ve fought to leave the Jante Law behind me.
I am someone. Not famous and a well known face, but someone with the right to exist and be visible.
My grandmother would never write a blog. Not because she does not understand computers. The major reason is that she does not express her opinion unless asked. Her generation doesn’t do that.
That especially counts for women.
I started to do something about on my attitude at work. Men get better salary. Not because they do a better job but because they make sure their boss knows they do a hell of a job.
When a woman is asked if she knows about something she replies “a little”. A man answers “yes”.
So do I.
I answer “yes” or “no”, never “a little”.
Unfortunately my attitude has given me an Attitude. Maybe. I don’t know for sure. I don’t know what people think of me.
I try to be not too bold, and definitely not impudent and brass.
Still, when I have finished the first draft of a script and proudly present it to get feedback I assume that I will receive only roses and some delicate suggestions, although I tried to tell myself otherwise.
What did he say in Top Gun? “Your ego is writing checks your body can’t cash.”
I felt I just wanted to burn the script, forget about writing and support myself doing decorations in Fimo clay. I still feel that way.
But I have the right to do mistakes.
Yes, I am embarrassed that I confused “strike” and “stroke”. Very embarrassed.
But it’s not likely I’ll do that mistake again.
Life goes on. Rise and continue.
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