Friday, April 1, 2011

The Voice

There are no mixed feelings about today's guest writer. Frankly, I don't like her. She bullied her way into my blog to spread the poison of negativity. So let's get this one over with. Without further adieu, I bring you The Voice Inside My Head.
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You all know me.

You let me into your life on a regular basis.

You feel the grasp of my fingers on your heart when times get tough.

I am the one who reminds you that you are not perfect. I weasel my way into your thoughts and try to break your spirit.

I am self-doubt.

Why are you working so much? How dare you turn on Ice Age for the 37th time so you don't have to play with Play-Doh. You don't have time for Facebook! Why do you have feelings for yourself?!? Only bad mothers raise their voices in anger. So-and-so doesn't do it that way. Her child is so much better behaved than yours! You used to be something. You used to have freedom.

I am gooood at what I do. I can feel you fighting against me. I can feel you trying to usurp my domain by pushing me out with confidence. Feeling proud of yourself today? It's only a matter of time before I slither back in.

Miss me today? Don't worry... I'll be back.

This week's Red Writing Hood assignment was to think of someone who gets under your skin, and write a piece from his or her perspective.


Samantha said...Best Blogger Tips

I battle with Self-Doubt every day! She's inside my head, too...

Great post! Very, very true. said...Best Blogger Tips

I know her, and I hate her.

I love that you went creative with the prompt. I really think this speaks to everyone.

Stacey said...Best Blogger Tips

I do NOT like her! But I love what you did with the prompt. I think it's something so many of us can totally relate to and I love how you humanized "her". She became more than a voice inside my head.

"Feeling proud of yourself today? It's only a matter of time before I slither back in." I especially love this, because that's exactly what happens. We get confident and then self-doubt creeps right back in!

Denelle @CaitsConcepts said...Best Blogger Tips

Wow.. I am so amazed by how many decided to conquer the negative voices this week. Amazing job.. and the ending was so very accurate!!!

Kate said...Best Blogger Tips

This was a very different tack to take. I liked it a lot. And to say I identify with it...well, YEAH.

Leighann said...Best Blogger Tips

I love the direction you went with this.
Very relatable.

Two Normal Moms said...Best Blogger Tips

I like how you used this prompt. You nailed it when you talked about self doubt slithering back in - that's exactly how it happens.

Linds said...Best Blogger Tips

Oh, what an awesome assignment! And an amazing take on it!!! Fantastic job!

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