On Being a Writer & Owning It

What do you think?

  • Fantastic post!! Switch scientist for lawyer in my case and I could have written this, except not so well I don’t think…you do indeed string a lovely sentence together and should proudly call yourself a writer! 🙂 x

  • Lots of familiar selftalk/feelings here. I’ve recently been feeling imposter syndrome and – like you – dealt with it bytalking about it online (I used IG). I reckoned if someone readin it felt led alone it was worth the soul-baring!

    Julie (fellow writer/introvert/nervous driver)

    • I completely agree – there is so much love and support to be found in our online communities, and Instagram is one of the best for communing with fellow introverts and imposter syndrome sufferers. There is always someone who shares your experiences!

  • Love this! I’ve been a lawyer for the last 5+ years and it’s only really been this year that I’ve felt confident enough to say “I’m a lawyer” rather than muttering something vague about working “in the city”. I’ve always felt like a fraud saying it (even if my business card has for quite a while!). I’ve always known you as a blogger so thinking of you as a writer to me feels 100% right! x

    • Aw, thank you! It feels very empowering to be able to own our career achievements and put a name to them. And clearly it’s something that we all need to do more often! I think when we first me you introduced yourself as a lawyer 🙂 x

  • So true! It’s so hard not to define yourself by your ‘more serious’ career. I quit my job as a journalist to build my own writing business and the self doubt is real!