While sitting around, feeling sorry for myself and my failed attempts to make any real progress with my writing, I stumbled across a rare jewel: a TED talk by Susan Cain entitled “The Power of Introverts.” Intrigued, I closed my door and plugged in my headphones. Nineteen minutes and four seconds later, I watched it again, this time with pen and paper.
Chock full of information I found both interesting and reaffirming, it was her final words that really struck a chord: examine your suitcase and share with the world because the world needs the energy and creativity of introverts.
I’ll admit: my suitcase is quite full. I have several stories in various stages of completion. The willingness to share them, open myself up to the world, is my challenge.