Ha! I'm talking about faking it and I'm totally not talking about fake people like fake Bradley! Ha! (I'm cracking myself up over here.)
I'm talking about faking it. Like, till you make it.
Here's a little story about me that I should be too embarrassed to share in this forum but sadly, my dignity was lost some time ago. So here you go...
When I was in college, I thought it would be really cool if I knew how to play the guitar. I thought this would be SUCH A COOL thing, that I actually went so far as to borrow my friend's mother's guitar, and every so often, take it out of its case. I didn't actually practice or have any idea what I was doing. But that did not stop me from LITERALLY CARRYING IT AROUND WITH ME TO THE TRAIN STATION, WHERE I BOARDED THE TRAIN FOR HOME LIKE A FAKE MUSICIAN. I looked very much like I was quite possibly going to start playing for the train station and perhaps taking tips. In reality, I didn't even know which side of the guitar was the right side up.
So this is a really bad example of faking it. It's faking it way too much, without actually doing anything to become 'real' at what you're faking. We'll call it 'Bad Example #1' of faking it till you make it.
(I just read this to my husband and he is looking at me like I'm crazy.)
Bad Example #2: When I just started my first blog and I was painting and writing and just generally being kind of crafty and creative, I had to have business cards made for a book conference I was attending. And I was SO utterly incapable of faking it, so totally mortified to call myself an artist, that I literally paid money for this business card:
The front isn't so bad. Cute, right? Even though it's totally vague. But the back? Oh dear God...the back actually reads (and I SO wish I had not thrown out every single one of these so I could show you):
Danielle Davies (@daniellendavies) is the creator of the internet sensation, My Life with Bradley Cooper, as well as a writer and artist living in New Jersey. Read more...
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