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 🙂

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Stacie November 20, 2009 at 5:43 pm

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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talesfromtwocities November 22, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Congrats! I love Matador!

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