Samara O'Shea

A Side of Doubt

I usually don’t post journal entries so soon after I write them, but I re-read this one this morning and decided to go for it. The fellowship that I’m applying for has posted documentary-style profiles of the 2008 recipients on their Web site. I wrote this entry after watching a few of the reels.


Doubt is good. It’s humbling. It makes you wonder, “Have I done enough?” And the answer is always no. There is always more to do. I’ll take a side of doubt with my hope. Hope is still the main course though. It’s hot and savory. I’ll wash them both down with a glass of full-bodied purpose and have sweet passion for dessert.