Posted by: Shara | May 3, 2011

Money Made It Matter

Yesterday, I approached a new experience with some trepidation.  I paid to enter some of my writing into a contest.  This contest is rather large, as it has over $30,000 in prizes and an assumption of possibly thousands of entries.  But the grand extension of the contest was not what bothered me.  For some reason, believing that I could potentially place in such a large venue, or that my writing was worth reading was not even a drop into the throat-closing idea that I had put the money down.  Why on earth would some small bartering tool cause me to rethink my purpose just before clicking the button to continue, and “charge it!” ?  So, with doubts filling me, and much in the way of wondering if I was sane passing through my brain, I closed my eyes and jumped in.  I don’t know if the water’s fine… I am still a bit in doubt, though the money cannot be retrieved.  I have had countless rejections, many acceptances of my work, and yet, money made it matter.

Are we destined to go through life, allowing a single idea that should be of little difference to shape our entire lives?

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  1. They say Money makes the world go ’round. Funny thing is I’m broke and it keeps on a turning.So who is fooling who..?

    • Much, much, to ponder. : ) I appreciate the thought evoking comments.


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