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Positive Writer

I'm not a very good writer.  
I never have been.

Today I got my first compliment on writing, possibly ever.

My co-worker neighbor got promoted (Yay!) and she needed to write her own promotion email.  
I looked over at her, when you sit next to someone everyday you can definitely tell when they're frustrated, and asked with my look what was going on.
Her: I have to write my own promotion email and it's really hard.
Me:  I start going on and on about her hobbies (which is always the last, short paragraph in the promotion email).  Me, making jokes.
We laugh.
Her:  I have to write about what I do and I don't know what to say.
Me:  (considering this has all been in whispers because she hasn't told anyone) I'll send you something.

I start writing an email to her and send a few sentences on her promotional excitement.  I didn't think it was great, but it's hard to gush about yourself.  Easier for others to gush about you.  (Maybe this is why I never wrote a good online profile?)  

I watched her read my email.

Then she looked at me and said, "This is good!  This is really good!  I'm using this.  Will you write the rest for me?"

I did not write the rest for her, but I also didn't expect so much praise for my writing.

Maybe it's because I got to write about something positive?

Regardless, I'm happy for her ... and now planning a happy hour.  Any excuse for a happy hour works around here ;)


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