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How to Stop Being Obsessed With Getting Curated

Not being curated doesn’t define you.

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In my first couple of months on Medium, I was obsessed with getting curated — as I’m sure a lot of beginners are.

I’d check my email or notifications to see if Medium curators had chosen to distribute my article every ten minutes. Whenever a piece wasn’t accepted, I’d feel discouraged and…




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I’m a self-discovery writer: I write as I grow, make mistakes, and learn. It’s a celebration of humanness.

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