It took the last therapist I saw about 30 minutes to observe, "so rejection's kind of your thing, huh? That's the devil that follows you isn't it?" And that was BEFORE I started writing! Being a writer and publishing a book that even my family and friends didn't buy is tough on the nerves. I'm thinking I should have gotten my tribe together before striking out with this writing thing. But, like with that marriage and baby-carriage, I have a tendency to do things in all the wrong order. So, I'm shoving aside my introverted, "not-a-joiner" ethos (straight-jacket?) and striking out to find my tribe. Enough of the rejection thing!
I'm a blogger and an author and wanna-be speaker who's really a fun, interesting odd ball with a tendency to say things that make people feel stupid. Not because I think they are stupid. I actually like people a lot. I'm just really good at accidentally triggering everyone's hang-ups. I apologize ahead of time. (Oh - and I write long run-on sentences. And need an editor. Badly.)
So, if you have a tribe I can join . . . or want to try and start one with me . . . or (especially) have some experience finding a tribe and can offer some how-to's . . . please share! I'm new to this whole joining thing.
Oh - and if you have a blog and leave a link with your comment - I'll check it out. And if you want to check mine out, it's The Upside Down World. I know there's an awful lot of religion there - it's my thing. But I like being around lots of different people who think and believe lots of different things. Which is probably why I've never had a tribe now that I think of it. But I'm just saying, I hope you'll visit, but I hope you'll also understand that I'm not "one of those people". Just looking for some folks who will accept and encourage me. And let me do the same for them!
I'm looking at the July date and, oh, what the hell, doubt particularly self-doubt and fear of rejection are huge negatives in my life as well. Hope to get to know you better in the near future.