So, has it happened yet? Have you been contacted or been in contact with someone you straight up fangirl over? I know exactly how hard it can be to keep your shit together. You’ve got all these positive feeling bubbling around in you like boiling water and all you want to do is whistle like a kettle.
I have found myself in this position a few times this year.
But the biggest one by far had to be being featured on Being Boss. See, I really really admire what the team over there has created and really, really relate to Emily and Kathleen. And I had to try to keep my shit together enough to guest post on the blog at Being Boss.
Not super easy.
But I found that there were a certain number of people that I could do a really ugly happy dance with (I don’t dance well) and the people that I just calmly told like a grown up. Those people that I could happy dance with were the support system that I have found in the creative community and they totally got it. It really is invaluable to have someone to shake your booty with over silly things.
Being a Fangirl Is ok
I have a theory on fans. This theory goes like this. Everyone needs someone that they look up to; that they admire really hard. And the reason for this is simple. With someone we admire, we are going to pay attention. We are going to learn from them. And above all, we are going to know that what we want is not only possible, but happening all around us.
Without fans, audiences, followers, we couldn’t grow.
The Icky Side Of Being A Fangirl
This does not mean that I don’t think that we should have people we admire. Just sayin’.
What this does mean is that you and I, as human people, have these icky little assholes that live in our brains. These assholes are just doing their job. They tell us how we aren’t going to measure up. How we are in no way going to be as good as them. All the things that make us feel like we are small and shouldn’t.
But we should all know better than to fall into their comparison trap. They are, simply put, there to scare us into safety. And when they are truly vicious, that is when we are moving in the right direction.
Also, I want to assert that the comparison trap, though easy to fall into, doesn’t serve anyone. Yep. And not letting your little assholes run the show and wreck your moment is so important.
Over To You
What is the biggest holy shit fangirl moment?