Asrai Devin

Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.” ― Sylvia Plath

In the wake of Self-doubt: Things I Forgot


When my recent bout of self-doubt hit, I first got sad. I pouted and moped.

And then I got angry. How dare they? I’m not writing to please them anyway!  You know that episode of Big Bang Theory where Sheldon Cooper does a lecture he thinks was life changing and everyone hated him? I feel like Sheldon in that episode.

And then I remembered, my Golden Rule of the Internet is, we are all people behind the keyboard. There are real people in these stories and these blogs and in those bios. And all those stats, each hit and ping and visitor is a PERSON.

It’s easy to forget. We’re busy and scattered. We have a million things to do and places to be and we try to be everywhere at once. But we get mired in the most stupid shit. We check facebook, refresh, refresh. Ten or so years ago, it was email checking that was the culprit, that’s been replaced by Facebook. And Facebook is a hundred times worse. I follow so many pages, and some of them post ten times a day.

Mental clutter.

No one owes us anything. And we owe every random stranger out there nothing either.

As long as we are doing better in our future endeavours.

A lot of my words are trying to convince myself to just let the comments go and to justify my actions thus far.

And then I stumbled upon this from Unicorns for Socialism from the end of January: (I am chronically behind on my blog reading, so I deleted about half my RSS feeds).

“You are doing a good job. And it’s going to be okay.”

How do you deal with self-doubt?

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