That is a thing my brain actually said just now. (Make sure your delivery is breathless and all in italics.)
Fortunately for me, randomness and the ever-brilliant Ming-Zhu are givers. Hence: an article about the difference between following your calling versus feeding your ego.
The whole thing is most totes def worth reading,* but the jump-out-and-tweak-my-nose bit was this:
Yes. YES. YES.
I could hear the ego loud and clear through the panic: oh noes the day is nearly half-way over and we have not yet achieved anything designed to force other people into acknowledging us as a human being! we may dissolve into a mist if this situation is not resolved immediately no you can’t go and work on that skirt pattern you’ve been planning because it is not public enough is it why don’t you go and make a Vine or something we’ll never go viral at this rate no not once and then who will we beeeeeeeee…
Dude. Dude. Sit down. Take a breath.
*long slow inhale*
*long gusty exhale*
And then… write an article?
Ego! You managed to trick me into making something that will likely provide some of that validation mojo you crave so much!
WELL PLAYED, EGO. WELL PLAYED.
Bugger. Ah well, at least I made something.
Now to go eat some actual food, and hopefully work on that skirt pattern.
How do you know the difference between your ego telling you to make something, and your calling telling you to make something? Enquiring Catherines want to know!
*Dear brain: why did you insist we had to use the entire phrase “most totes def”? It’s fun to say, but we surely could have thought of a better one.
Dear editor: Nope, that was the bang-on baby.
Dear brain: Bang-on baby? Is this what happens when we eat a leftover Krispy Kreme donut for breakfast?
Dear editor: Prob’ly.
Dear brain: I… see.