She was so thrilled to win (who wouldn’t be?) and she said “You like me! You really like me!” in a way that instantly became fodder for the late night comedians. I know how Sally felt.
I feel that way every time someone reads one of my blog entries or articles, and comments on it. I feel that way every time I hear that an article has been picked up by a major publication. I hear Sally’s voice whispering in my ear when I find out someone has forwarded the link to my blog to a friend. I jump for joy when I get an email telling me someone else is following me on Twitter.
I’ve never learned how to be joyful gracefully, I guess. I still feel like I could jump over the moon when someone takes the time to read something I write. And I could wrestle 100 alligators when they let me know. I tend to be more like Eeyore, I keep thinking “Thanks for noticing me”. But when someone likes my work, I’m just so darn surprised and happy. It’s such a rush to do something you like, and find out other people ‘get’ you! Who knew…?
Just wanted to add one more thing: “You like me! You really like me!”
Sandi Tuttle is the host of the Blog Talk Radio show “An Average Woman in a Superwoman World” (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sandi-tuttle).