I Have a Love/Hate Relationship With Writing

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GAAHH, UHHH, UGGHH, all the emotions I feel when writing anything.

I feel like writing is such a paradox for me. There are times where I find it difficult to write things and I immediately label myself as a failure or failed writer. I tell myself that I’ll never be as good as the editors who write some of my favorite pieces and that I’ll never be as smart or as great of a writer as them.

But then there are days where I write a piece that feels easy, fun and liberating and I remind myself that writing is a craft that requires practice, patience, struggle, and discovery. It is not always going to be easy. The writers I admire didn’t become amazing overnight. They worked hard at it.

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It’s taken me a while to find my voice and there are moments when I lose it and fight really hard to get it back. There are times where I’ll read an awesome piece, I’ll get inspired and I immediately feel the impulse to write. I write on impulse. As many times as I beat myself up about thinking I’m a shitty writer; reading someone else’s piece or an old one of mine only pushes me to work harder at it. 

I believe it’s important to recognize one’s small accomplishments, so I thought I’d share a few pieces I’ve written (in no particular order) that I’m pretty damn proud are out there. I DID THAT.

1—Teen Vogue: What I Wish I Had Known BEFORE My Summer Internship

2—Man Repeller: Tinder is Trash

3— Huffington Post: These Two Teens Are Donating Sports Gear to Kids in Need, and You Can Too

4—5 Insider Tips On How To Slay The Thrifting Game

5—The Important Thing To Know About Your Tag Size

6—8 Things To Consider Before Moving To New York City

7—Here’s Everything You Need To Know Before You Go Thrifting

8—How To Thrift Trendy Items With Just a $20 Budget

9—These 3 Fashion Bloggers Have Something In Common With You

10—7 Female College Students Talk About The Women That Inspire Them and The Importance of Girl Power

Photos taken by Venesa

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