Recently, I’ve been talking to a lot of people about what they have trouble writing, and the same answers keep popping up. One of these answers is “myself.”
It’s tough writing when you feel like it’s all about yourself. It feels dirty. It feels conceited. It feels wrong.
The problem is a little deeper than just struggling to find the right words or knowing what direction to take, though. A fine line lies between discussing your achievements and bragging, and so many people feel like they look conceited when they mention their education or awards or years of experience in a certain field. Though we should be proud of what we have achieved and how we can benefit others with our knowledge, we may feel like we are boasting and, consequently, feel like we will be judged. Continue reading