Monday, July 28, 2008

I Want the World to Know, Got To Let it Show

Well, I bit the bullet this past weekend, and told the people I'm closest to what has been going on in my life. I originally told myself I was keeping everything quiet because I wanted to wait until I had something concrete to show them. But, even after the acceptances came in, then the contracts and finally the hard copies, I was still reluctant.

I'm not 100% sure why. I didn't think they would disown me, or even be that upset. I guess I was just so excited about everything, I didn't want anyone else's opinions to ruin it for me.

But, as I happily found out, I shouldn't have worried at all. My mom and sister were both stoked for me. My mom even requested a copy of the magazine that just came out. So, now pretty much everyone knows, or soon will. And, I have to say it feels so good. Not only because keeping it quiet was silly, but because I can finally celebrate something that has been making me so happy. It was tough to keep it under wraps for a number of reasons.

In some small way, the truth has set me free. As stupid as that sounds.


kathrynoh said...

Yah, it's great that the main people in your life can celebrate for you :D

Btw read your story in Bust yesterday and loved it. So sexy and sad.

Neve Black said...

Congratulations, Heidi.

Big step. You should be proud of yourself.