Many people may think the rest of this sentence is an oxymoron, but I'm co-hosting the Insecure Writers Support Group today.
(I am, of course, the current holder and multi-year winner of the CROW award, [Comments Rarely-Obtuse Writer] but I'm delighted to assist Alex, the founder of IWSG, and his ongoing mission to give back and pay it forward.
My co-hosts today are Joylene Nowell Butler, Elsie and Lisa Buie-Collard, and together we are your honorary Cavanaugh Clones-for-a-day.
Getting the chance to wear a prototype IWSG uniform was a surprise, too!
Opening the box, the garb was instantly dubbed "The Cloniform."
(I was nearly rendered unconscious as I battled against the glare of the 100% polyester, '80s era McDonalds-style shirt and pants.)
However, wearing the Cloniform (complete with its big Rush*Really*Rocks logo above the heart) got me to the [twilight] zone as I prepared to zap around the blogisfear and interact with long-timers and newbies alike.
By the way, Alex, my uniform was a bit tight around the waist and the "HELLO, My Name is ________ badge fell off, but I stapled it back on.
(The blood above my formerly coconut-bra-ensconced chest slowed - eventually - to a slow dripping, but I don't know what to do with the Cloniform... I may have destroyed its aesthetic appeal...)
Anyway, before I zip to my zooming, guess what? I don't have any new insecurities.
Cue 19-second video:
PS: If you want some bonus positive thoughts flowing your way, check out this video below.
Since its release, two weeks ago, about 20 million people have watched this five-minute clip. If you haven't seen it yet, I hope you can take a moment to hear a special poem - and catch a unique message.
I am 100 percent secure in saying this - if you do watch, it will make you at least think about powering down on social media...
Happy IWSG Day to everyone... and don't forget to look up :)