Remember Daredevil? He is the blind, avenging lawyer who fights the bad guys in the court of law during the day, and bashes them up on the streets at night.
I am kinda like that.
More like Clark Kent, actually – I slog away quietly at my day job during the day. It’s like being in a Kryptonite cubicle.
I come back home at night, and my strength starts to return as my children run into my arms, my 6-pack abs return, my muscles start tightening up, my underwear and my pants interchange positions ;-), and my tee starts splitting at the seams as the night gets older.
And when I finally sit down at my computer after putting my kids to bed, and hit the “Ctrl-M” button (‘check mail’) in my Eudora client, I’m invincible! I’m untouchable, I’m unbeatable! I’m the King of the World!
As the clock hits 1 AM, I suddenly hear the voice of my mother calling me back inside the house on a nice sunny afternoon, asking me to stop playing cricket with my friends, to come back in and do my homework; “Right now”, she says!
Oh, how I hated having to stop playing – only to go inside to do homework! Ugh!
I feel the same way at the thought of having to stop working on my site, on my blog, on my newsletter, on my scripts – only to go back to bed so that I get just enough sleep to get through another day of “work”. Ugh!
Now you know what it feels like when you’ve found your niche – you feel like you’re Superman!
I am Superman. Every single day. 7 PM – 7 AM.
Go on, it’s now your turn to be not just Superman – it’s your turn to be whatever it is that you want to be.