Outsider resilience: Despite setbacks, relentless creation fuels self-improvement and growth

The road to self improvement

“You want to talk about being an outsider. You humans destroy my work frequently; it doesn’t hold me back to go and create it all over again. I make it better.”

– Red back spider, Australia

Being a writer in a second language and being dyslexic used to feed into me feeling like an outsider. For the longest time, I saw them as an immense weight that was holding me back. Sitting on my deck in Australia one day and seeing the little red-back spider work away on his web, he told me this. Being dissed by this little spider was interesting. It was my journey to learning to be more flexible.

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