October 31, 2012

Self-Exploitation, Part Seven

Posted in self-exploitation, Success tagged , at 3:36 am by Rebecca Hein

During all the years I was writing columns for the Casper Star-Tribune, and slaving to make each piece the best it could be, I wondered more and more why I was so willing to exploit myself.

Then, just a few weeks ago, I landed a $500 writing assignment from a local editor. He knew my excellent work from my years of newspaper columns; therefore no discussion was needed about whether or not I was qualified for the job.

Then, and not before, I saw that all my past insane—or at least totally impractical—self-exploitation was not what I’d thought at all. Rather, I’d been investing in myself the whole time.

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