At a Cross Roads. Owning That I Am ...

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"Don't discount yourself." Bryan Gran

I've felt like I've been at a cross roads the last couple of weeks. I've read hundreds of LinkedIn pages, articles on resume writing. I've written and re-written my resume, more than once. No easy thing distilling your life down to a series of bullet points. It all coalesced this week.

A big aha was realizing that I've been discounting myself. My ability to write a good resume. Hit the points that need hitting. You name it. I have felt it. Writing one is a humbling experience. Up until today it's felt dry. One small (huge) suggestion this morning made all the difference. Isn't that the way of it? Thank you Renee.

The clarity? Being humble, but also be comfortable with taking ownership of my personality. My I am. I can. I do. I have. I love. Today I...

Never in a million years - OK more like this life time - would I have said I wasn't a person that didn't take ownership and feel comfortable with the the word I. I do feel comfortable with it, just verbally. 

I write the word We. A lot. I firmly believe that the work I do and love, the living of life, requires a huge we too.

But write to the tune of I am. I can. I do. I have. I love. Today I...

Can you spell u.n.c.o.m.f.o.r.t.a.b.l.e.

As if that wasn't enough, I realized I've not included adjectives to convey who I am so that someone reading my resume would get a sense of me.

In for a penny, in for a pound, and all that. Let's just say my resume now has an I quality to it.

It feels authentic. More me. Road crossed. I'm now practicing letting go.

Thank you everyone. Humbled. Grateful. Loved.

LETTERS TO SLeslie Cumming