What in the world?
What have I taken a picture of and posted so unabashedly in my blog?
It’s my first check for writing.
The first time I have made money for the craft. Well aside from the time my mom paid me 50 cents to type up a paper for her graduate class…that doesn’t really count.
So the check was for articles written on Botox. So the articles won’t even have my name. So the editor I worked with will read this post and chuckle at me.
I am still proud.
And yes, I did post the check up on my refrigerator, right up there with Ada’s arts & crafts paper Easter basket and cross. It’s a small step, but it’s a step nonetheless. I have hope that someday, somehow, I can stop digitally removing fecal matter from people (if you don’t know what that means, think carefully: your fingers are called ‘digits’. Now do you understand why I have to stop working as a nurse?!)
I have hope that I can change my life. That I can become a successful writer. Even if that means starting making twenty-nine dollars for five Botox articles and blogging about it…
Ain’t no shame in that.