Blow Your Own Horn – BiteSizeMemoir

Blow Your Own Horn – BiteSizeMemoir

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”
― C.G. Jung

#BiteSizeMemoir prompt from Lisa Reiter at Sharing the Story asked that we “blow our own trumpet” and that can be a difficult thing, at least it is for me. Isn’t it interesting regarding the quote above by C.G. Jung that for people like me, it isn’t the bad within ourselves that is so terrifying, but the good. I can name my faults all day long but you want me to tell you what is good about me and I falter, I miss a step, I stumble. I thought about procrastinating this post and changed my mind. I am digging in.  I don’t feel like the “I remember” statements are a good fit today, and I’m not feeling prose, I think I am going for a poem; it is where I do most of my shadow work. 

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The good of me

of what pray tell

is there to see

~

I squirm a bit

but shore myself

as I do sit

~

Wringing my hands

I begin to speak

my truth shall stand

~

Loving I am

as loving is

as loving can

~

Standing for mine

strong of courage

fear taps my spine

~

Live to create

beauty with words

pleasures await

~

Truth to be told

no gray in sight

writing is bold

~

I am strong yes

bending with wind

truly I’m blessed

 

Now it’s your turn, is it easy or hard to blow your own horn?

 

#BiteSizeMemoir by Lisa Reiter at Sharing the Story prompt this week is 10 out of 10 or Blow Your Own Trumpet.  I am enjoying participating in Lisa’s lovely BiteSizeMemoir, I hope you decide to explore it for yourself. You never know what juicy tidbits you will remember, or be triggered, from her prompts.

 

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15 thoughts on “Blow Your Own Horn – BiteSizeMemoir

  1. I’m honoured you wrote a poem specifically for this prompt and full of admiration as well that you stuck with the fear of blowing your own horn and didn’t procrastinate either!

    I suffer from the same thing as it was never ok in our house to display anything near confidence in case we became arrogant!

    So glad you can put it into words on the page. I love it all but get the same relief from expression on the page. Thanks Morgan, Lisa xx

    Truth to be told
    no gray in sight
    writing is bold

    • Thank you Lisa. Yes, it was “never ok” in our house either to display confidence. I have noticed in the past that it is really triggering for me when it looks like someone is “showing off” and how I first get irritated with something along the lines of “who do they think they are” and then a “why would they want to bring attention to themselves” because it wasn’t safe in my house growing up to bring attention to oneself. It was very healing when I finally made the connection of why it irritated me so that I could let go of it. I’m still a work in progress. 😀

      I am proud of myself that I pushed through the resistance and didn’t allow myself to procrastinate. Thanks again for the wonderful outlet of BiteSizeMemoir!

      • I’m still a work in progress 🙂 Always hard to undo all that stuff, but I’ve probably managed to keep it out of my parenting. Confidence is not something my boy suffers a lack of!

        • One of my proudest moments as a mom when my girls were young was when I was on a field trip with my oldest daughter. When the tour guide asked if there were any questions, my daughter’s hand shot up and she asked a question,clearly and concisely. I knew in that moment that she felt safe and confident to, not only bring attention to herself, but to ask a question and speak her mind.

          I know I made mistakes with my girls but I know I helped them to be confident young women that can, and do, speak their mind.

  2. This is a lovely response! It’s always so interesting to me see how other people structure their thoughts. I would have never thought to write a poem. I love the 5th stanza.

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