I work at a startup nonprofit organization in New York City. The other day, I was walking to my office, pretty bummed about having to go to my 9 - 5 job when all I wanted to do was sit at home, play with my dog, and work on the novel I'm writing. As per usual, the events of my life started flashing through my mind as I listened to my subconscious tell me that I was wasting my time, I'd never get published, and I had too many dreams and no real plan. I went into a random coffee shop because my regular one was too crowded and ordered a "large coffee, skim milk, two Splendas." It was a nice, hot coffee, which boosted my moral a tiny bit. Before I left the coffee shop, I made a pitstop in the bathroom. Written on the wall in black marker was a quote from the famous Dr. Seuss, "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you." How fitting?! I was me - I am me - and there is no subconscious voice loud enough that can stifle that. Thanks, bathroom vandal, that day was a lot happier because of you.