I just debuted as a columnist for The Myeloma Beacon, an online news source for the myeloma community. Inquiring about becoming a columnist was a huge step for me. As much as I love to write, I often second guess myself as to my skills and commitment.
My introductory column ran yesterday. After this, I will be found at the Beacon on the third Tuesday of each month. I was pleased when they assigned me that slot: the third Tuesday of the month is Legal Clinic, and it is an easy date to remember.
"New occasions teach new duties" is engraved upon the facade of our 5th/6th middle school (our former high school) downtown. This is certainly a new occasion. It is oddly familiar to be working with an editor again (the first time I have done so in almost nine years) and it is strange to be working on deadline again.
It feels great. It feels a little scary. It feels like I just jumped off the high dive.
The water is fine.