I didn't make it to the final round of the MeeGenius Author Challenge, and I have no idea if the editors at Real Simple Magazine liked my essay or not. All I know is that I lost. I am not asking for your pitty, your sympathy, or even a comforting smile.
I am proud of myself because I took some chances. I took creative work that was, and still is, near and dear to my heart, and I put it out there for people who have no knowledge of me to read and to judge.
I am proud of my writing. I worked hard, and felt good about it. In fact, I am going to share my essay with you for the Real Simple Life Lessons Contest right here, right now! I enjoyed writing it, and I hope that you enjoy reading it!