boston.hairpin at gmail!!
One of the most accomplished women I've ever met wrote a book about impostor syndrome, and there are bunch of other voices on her website: http://www.empresshasnoclothes.com/ (Which I am not plugging for any reason other than being a fan.....)
I think it's MmmFashnik. Like "Mmm... cookies!"
I am embarrassed to say that after so many decades of loving "I Want You Back" and also Biggie, it was only in the last month or so that I put those songs together, because (after Guardians of the Galaxy), I had "I Want You Back" in my head a lot, and it kept slipping into "One More Chance."
"What other kids will think" is the most ridiculous non-issue ever. I mean, have you seen families? They have all kinds of last names for all kinds of reasons!
@Pammisback As to how a name is interpreted, my real name is gender-neutral, and sometimes in correspondence I get Mr. or Ms. when the person writing has nothing to base their guess on.
For my own part, I like to wear tights and yoga pants more than once between washing, and underpants only once.
@Amber It might be worth spending some money on an employment counselor and/or therapist -- that's the kind of shit that I need to say out loud to a professional before I can really get past it.
@bonymaroni Seriously, who the fuck are these people saying you're lucky?? I'm assuming they've never been let go from a job.
@pamb I was just coming down to say almost the exact same thing! JULIE!!
@superfluous consonants Yeah, it is literally never too late to send a thank-you note. Especially since between Those Kids Today not ever sending them, and the fact that people who gave you gifts probably know about the pile of crap in your life, I'm willing to bet not one person has been sitting around waiting for it. So it's just a nice surprise if you do send them, even now!