By Audrey Schroder
I’m excited to share something. I’m afraid to write in my personal blog! Why am I admitting this? Because I can. Because I want to. Several years ago, my mom suggested something for the beginning of a job interview. She said while you’re getting settled in, say to your interviewer “I’m a tad nervous.” Most people feel this way, and chances are your interviewer is too. By exposing this vulnerability, you are doing two things. First, simply getting it out of your head and saying the words out loud will can help you relax. Second, it shows you are human. We have emotions, speaking to them demonstrates authenticity. It also says you are excited about the job opportunity.
By sharing my vulnerability of personal writing here, I’m attempting to get out of my own way. When I set out to create this new personal blog, my goal was simply to write. I want to be real. To be honest in the best way I know how. My goal is to become a better writer. And, let me tell you, it is scary to put myself out there. To share my own stories, with complete strangers.