The act of creation.

My coworkers bemoan my lack of recognition for my work (at work). They ask me why I don’t call attention to myself. Little do they know I’m calling attention to myself right now. Granted, someone would have to be reading this for it to count as “calling attention to myself.” Would you believe me if I told you that the act of creating a useful tool that others might find useful is all the reward I need? There is nothing like the feeling of crafting an elegant, useful tool. My only frustration is that I don’t usually get to use my own creations once they’re done.