Hello Gold Star Revolution Squad and welcome to Tune Up Tuesday!
An idea just came to me out of the blue the other day – wouldn’t it be awesome to have an alter ego?! To have an alternate self, identity, or personality that you can turn to when you need to find strength, courage, patience, love, just about anything really? You name it, your alter ego has it!
This alter ego could help you get back to a place that would make it easier to appreciate yourself and others more often. It could put you back into a frame of mind for awarding gold stars!
What I also loved about this idea when I thought of it was that it would require me to flex my imagination muscles. Having worked as an attorney for so many years, I think I got much of my imagination sucked right out of me! So, yes, I thought, time to bring on some magic and fun!
It actually didn't take me very long at all to come up with my alternate identity once I got the idea to create one. My alter ego would be a Cosmic Unicorn!
Honestly, I was never a big fan of unicorns in the past. I didn't dislike them either, I just didn't give them much thought at all. But I love the idea of having a unicorn as my alter ego because unicorns possess a lot of qualities that I value (based on my limited understanding of these mythical creatures!).
Unicorns are unique, magical, graceful, colorful, fun, girly, sparkly, and cute! Okay, so I guess I'm not incredibly girly, but I'm girly enough! Unicorns are gentle, but they can be super fierce at the same time. And unicorns also tend to be associated with a couple of my favorite colors, purple and pink! 💜💟🦄
But my alter ego would also be a broadminded citizen of the universe, which is why I decided to add the word "cosmic" as a descriptor. I imagine my alter ego unicorn as being a bit of a Stoic philosopher! For anyone who isn't familiar with Stoicism and wants an introduction, I highly recommend checking out the Daily Stoic website.**
Like the Stoics, my alter ego is well-grounded and a master of self-control. My unicorn strives for virtue and excellence. And, as sparkly and girly as she is, my unicorn is not flighty, no, no, NO! She is a clear and unbiased thinker who uses her skills of logic and reason to do the right thing!
I also imagine my Cosmic Unicorn having a pink bubble of protection that she can call up at any time that she needs to set boundaries or needs a safe and secure mental sanctuary.
And I think that every good alter ego should have a name, just like Clark Kent and Superman. I think mine would be Cookie, which is a bit of a tribute to my all time favorite muppet – Cookie Monster! Also, Cookie just sounds like a fun name that fits. So Cookie the Cosmic Unicorn it is!
I have even thought that Cookie could have a sidekick named Sprinkles! Cookie and Sprinkles would travel around together spreading love across the universe! ❤
Writing this post has made me very happy and has definitely put me in the mood to appreciate myself more and to hand out some gold stars! Now, whenever I am feeling down, I can think – what would Cookie the Cosmic Unicorn do?
How about you, Gold Star Revolution readers? Have you ever given any thought to having an alter ego? Have I inspired you to think about one now? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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