I am doing Meredith Lewis (@dangerousmere) daily creative prompt challenge and today it’s to face up to someone who has criticised or prevented us from our creative expressions.
That was an easy challenge for today’s prompt because it’s so evident in my life that the turning point for me was early in my career when I was in the Navy.
I was undertaking the Staff Course which is one of the most difficult courses to undertake because it involves a lot of reading, writing and presenting. At times, the sheer amount of work is overwhelming so it requires you to be working late into the night – along with attending other Navy functions required of you that it’s more like a rite of passage. This one was for Lieutenants which was considered the “lite” version but it’s an introduction of what’s to come for the ‘real’ staff course that came later.
Here’s the story of what happened because I tweeted about this back in 2019 and still to this day, remember it all as if it was yesterday.
I gave this particular Staff Officer, evil glares but can’t believe how much his words had hurt me at the time.