I was stifled and censored at work today. I wrote the newsletter, and the feedback was, “Let’s cut down on the cheekiness in the intro ;)”

I write a newsletter for a run club.

As much as I would’ve been inclined to be angry, I couldn’t help but laugh.

I stared at my draft and contemplated how I would rewrite it. And I couldn’t do it. It’s painful for me to write without my personality and voice.

So I decided to do what I was told. Instead of rewriting it, I deleted the mirth, fun, and human element. And now the run club newsletter is as exciting as a homeowners insurance policy update letter.

The feedback upon second submission: “Beautiful, let it rip!”

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