But a wise person and very dear friend sat me down and said,
"Amy, how could you do this to yourself?
Its like trying to forget half of your body."
She was right. I couldn't keep doing this to myself.
I needed to stop running and start being whole.
Not only has it NOT compromised my credibility, but the people I help get to see me in 360 degrees.
Now my copywriting clients clearly see my scientific rationale interweave with my creative geekiness.
My science colleagues get to see my creative/artsy side when I express my strong editorial views.
The people around me don't get to miss out on any of my gifts and I don't get to miss out on "geeking out" EXACTLY the way I want to, with NO apologies for it.