Sometimes you’re a bitchin’ rockstar from Mars, and other times you’re not.
A week or two back, I excitedly shared the news that I was a national finalist in the Verizon Ultimate Insider contest. I received A LOT of votes and support from my friends, family, followers, and even AfterEllen.com! It was pretty exciting, but I don’t like to be positive. Rather, when something good could possibly happen for me, I tend to be extremely pessimistic about it. I downplay the potential of awesomeness so that, in the case of failure, I won’t be disappointed.
Sooo I’d be lying if I told you I was disappointed about not being selected as the Verizon Ultimate Insider!
How could I be disappointed? Seriously. Think about it.
I started GingerSass in March. GingerSass is just over 6 months old. In the past 6 months, I have gained celebrity followers (okay, so Cady McClain follows me, and I’ve gotten a few tweets from the cast of “Private Practice,” but still), my blog comes up whenever anyone Googles “celesbian,” I’ve gotten free goodies because people think I’m awesome, I’ve attended the world’s largest blogging conference for women (where, by the way, big name bloggers recognized me!), I’ve gained a new nickname in real life, my friends introduce me to people as “my friend the blogger who’s basically an internet celebrity,” I’ve gotten paid to perform at poetry gigs, and I was a national finalist in a contest sponsored by Verizon, one of the major cell phone carriers of our country.
I’d say 22 has been a pretty good year so far!
While I really do wish I had won a smartphone (I’m still living in the dumbphone era, gasp!), I have no regrets about losing the Verizon Ultimate Insider contest.
I cannot even begin to say how much I appreciate all of the support and love I have received from each and every one of you, whether it be through reading my blog, liking me on Facebook, tweeting with me, or casting all of your votes for the Ultimate Insider Contest. I may not be the Verizon Ultimate Insider, but I win every day with supporters like you. #cuesappymusic
See? Even as I wrote this in the bookroom at school I couldn’t control my love for all of you, and how you make me feel like a princess!