Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I Did It!
Yay! I read in a poetry reading last night! I was very nervous. I feel like I did a good job, though. I got compliments. It was funny, some people told me I seemed really relaxed, like I had done it before but during the first two poems, it felt so surreal. I wasn't sure the words were really coming out. After that, I felt better and by the time I read the last one I was comfy and wanted to read more. I'm so glad I got out and did this. It was a huge and necessary boost in my self-esteem. The fact that I dragged myself up in front of those people, then shared some personal writings, was so brave for me. Then having people tell me they liked what I wrote, that was amazing. It's hard to know what other people will relate to till you give them the chance. This is yet another reason I love Ypsilanti. There were no cool poetry groups in Wixom (where I used to live). The people who came are such a wonderful group. I love listening to the other poets. I'm always amazed- wow! how did she think of that? And the way some people use language is surprising and exciting. It's inspiring and makes me want to work more at writing and think even further outside the box. It's great to be in an inspiring environment that's friendly and supportive. I have big gratitude to this group, to Beezy's for letting us read there, and especially to Theresa who organizes it. I encourage everyone to get out and share your writing. I guess that's what we're all doing here. So another big thank you to anyone who reads my blog!