Some of you may have never heard of it.
Some of you heard of it once or twice in a 'Seinfeld' or 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' episode.
But I had heard about it my entire life.
In fact - I think I was born with it:
CHUTZPAH / HUTZPAH
(noun - informal)
*Extreme self-confidence or audacity.
*A Yiddish word that originally comes from Hebrew. Its meaning is usually defined by a series of synonyms, including nerve, gall, audacity, supreme self-confidence, and conspicuous boldness.
As an Israeli, it is almost required to have some level of chutzpah.
But something happened to my chutzpah with the years and when immigrating to the Unites States: I lost a great deal of it. The boldness, the tenacity, the nerve... was prayed upon by the ole' classic: the need for approval. The need to be liked, loved, validated, considered 'good'...
Will my Chutzpah make a comeback at later years!?
Will I say 'fuck what anyone thinks' for once and for all and dare to do or say the un-dareable!?
Time will tell... for now, let my ole' chutzpah emerge....
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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