Did you notice how that little phrase "if I do say so myself" crept in? As if I suddenly remembered I was tooting my own horn?
These days, especially if you're an entrepreneur, a writer or pursuing any other type of artistic endeavour, you have to self-promote. I haven't asked any men if they have trouble with "drawing attention to themselves" or even if they were taught as young boys that men don't put themselves forward. But I know that many girls and women have difficulty.
So, my message for today is: Go ahead. Toot your own horn. Blow your own trumpet. Sing aloud about what you're good at. Speak up. Speak out. Go on. It's 2019 and time for us women to step forward and hog the limelight.
While I'm at it, I invite you to take a look at https://www.newwestrecord.ca/entertainment/1.23544585 and if you happen to be anywhere near the Anvil Centre, New Westminster, between 6.00 and 7.00 pm on January 10, please join me. I'll be reading from my work.
TOOT TOOT everyone!