Writing is rewarding. You may not reap the rewards right away. But, if you stick with it and get over your fears, then you can see the benefits. I think that fear of not being ‘good enough’ is something that can be a show stopper.
I remember being told by one of my university professors that my writing was the worst she saw in her career. That was a total confidence killer and discouraged me from writing. I didn’t write for a long time after that, but I’m glad I started writing again.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts — it’s a great reminder to us all.