Wanderful Words No. 7: The Pursuit of Travel Writing

by Ekua on November 20, 2009 in wanderful words

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

– Anaïs Nin

This week I became a published writer. A reworked version of my blog entry “5 Travel Memoirs by Women” is now up on Matador Goods. Check it out here.

When the Matador Goods Editor, Lola Akinmade, sent me a message saying my piece was up, a felt happy and… weird. As much as I’ve always loved expressing myself through various forms of art, putting myself out there has been a huge obstacle for me. Of course, like many other people who struggle with the same issue, a fear of failure (and maybe success as well) keeps me from pursuing creative feats. But I’m dismantling the wall of fear, brick by brick. This year has been a good year for taking small steps to achieve bigger things. After all,

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

– Lao-Tzu

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Abbie November 20, 2009 at 4:28 pm

I’m glad you did put yourself out there – it was a great piece 🙂


Stacie November 20, 2009 at 5:43 pm

Congrats! Yea!!! Jumping up and down for your good news today! It is a great piece!!!


laurenquinn November 20, 2009 at 11:22 pm

Yea! More serendipity: we had Matador pieces go up in the same week.(I think we’re living in some kind of parallel worlds.) In any event, keep up the good work!


neha November 22, 2009 at 4:53 am

hey, followed your link from the matador article. loved your piece and have bookmarked it for the next trip to the bookstore. need to catch up on all your posts now.


fly girl November 22, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Congrats! So glad to hear when somebody realizes a dream. Lola is a blogger friend of mine and Matador is a great site.


talesfromtwocities November 22, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Congrats! I love Matador!


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