Well….THIS JUST HAPPENED AND I WAS UGLY SOBBING.
I just won Romper ‘s People’s Choice Award during tonight’s Mom 2.0 Summit Iris Awards.
I am floored and excited and honored and humbled and ALL THE FUCKING THINGS.
I love my mom/parenting writing community so much. I’m surrounded by the most badass people filled with more talent, drive and kindness than I ever thought possible.
WHAT IS EVEN HAPPENING??
About 6 years ago I quit a corporate job to follow my dream to write for real and I didn’t even know what I was doing. I figured it out as I went along (still figuring it out) and some amazing writers took my under their wings. I listened and watched and took it all in. And then I started putting pieces of myself out there.
There are so many times I question myself, mostly when I have something rejected or because I’m still waiting for a publisher to fall in madly love with my writing .
THIS IS EVERYTHING and I’m not going to question myself. (I’ll just start again tomorrow, or maybe the next day, IDK.)
Huge congrats to all of the nominees and winners. I am in some ridiculously impressive company.
Thank you @mom2summit for creating this space and to @romper of course. And thanks to my kids, husband and mom for providing endless content. You are the real MVPs
I never want this feeling to go away.
Watch here: https://youtu.be/ZZmNMLQ6VeM
Love and cheez-its to you all!!