Only the Shadow Knows by Deb Tiffany

debauthorpicI’ll be honest. I don’t like this week’s topic a bit. I have plenty of bad habits, but I’m from the camp that says you should keep your battles with yourself private, and put your best foot forward in life. Which is maybe one of my bad habits. I don’t like to be vulnerable, but when I am, I certainly don’t like to show it.

Maybe a career in writing has something to do with this. You get rejected a lot in this business, and you have to learn to shrug it off. It’s devastating every time, but why let the world see that? I’m also of the camp that if you act successful, eventually you will be.

One thing I’ve learned from my year in this business is that’s it’s best not to say anything bad about anyone–even yourself. So, with that caveat, I think I’ll just say that I have faults. Boy, do I have faults. But hopefully, only the shadow knows them….

Bon vivant!

4 Replies to “Only the Shadow Knows by Deb Tiffany”

  1. I know what you mean, Tiffany! I have bad habits besides swearing but there’s a limit to what I’ll share. Discretion these days seems ever more rare but I think in some ways it’s more important than ever, when anything you say online is archived or cached or has the potential to be copied and forwarded everywhere and anywhere.

    This is off the subject but I really feel for “kids these days” who grow up in such an indiscreet culture that they never realize what they post on Facebook now could haunt them for a long time to come.

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