Faking it works for the things we want. I feel like I’m faking it all the time when it comes to parenting and writing.
We can go through the motions when we’re working toward a goal. But when what we want is different from what we’re doing—when our actions don’t reflect our dreams and words—then we’re faking our way to unhappiness.
We should do something about that.
I feel like a fraud.
I’m not a psychologist, and I have no credentials. Who am I to write about this stuff?
Let’s just say this isn’t the first time I’ve dealt with Imposter Syndrome.
Everyone wants a piece of us.
Not in a malicious way—there isn’t always an agenda or ulterior motive. But there’s only so much of us to go around. We have a finite number of “pieces” to give away.
We just have to figure out how to divvy them up.
Whether or not we work isn’t a choice most of us get to make.
But, WHAT we work on is.
For thousands or millions of years, humans had to work to survive. They had to hunt food, grow crops, build shelters, and make their own clothes. Their “job” was just to NOT DIE.
Things are different now. Our jobs are to make enough money to pay for those necessities. And we get to choose how we do that.
The powers that be have some explaining to do.
All our lives, we’re fed a bunch of inspirational phrases and sayings to help us make sense of the complicated world we live in. These sayings always seem like helpful advice, but I’m not so sure.
Sometimes we just need a good dose of reality.