You may not understand this... but it's late, and my brain is mush...
Interesting thing... this past week, I have gotten several compliments. I'm not the most comfortable receiving compliments. I mean, I am an attention whore, that's true. However... I just never know what to say when someone pays a compliment.
Anyway, lately I am not getting "results" like I want. It has really been a blow to the self-esteem. Sort of like if you wanted to try out for school sports. Maybe you know you're not the super-jock, and maybe you even know you're not going to make 1st string. But you know you're at least good enough to make the team. -- But then... Bam! Big shock and major disappointment -- you don't even make the team! You're only choice now is to sit and cheer from the side lines, or work concessions.
Yup, that's sort of how it's been lately. I used to think I was good enough to at least make the team... and yet, the only results I seem to be getting are less-than-benchwarmer results. Concession men. Bleh.
So, the compliments have been very much appreciated... Funny how it works like that sometimes, huh? The compliments are just what I needed to hear to help me realize I'm still in the game and I've still got game... just need to wait for my 5 minutes of fame.
And no... this isn't a "fishing for compliments" scheme... =D