Imposter Syndrome

You may recall a reading you might have done at the beginning of the year on the Imposter Syndrome, and I think it’s time to bring it back. I think, especially now, at such a high-intensity part of the year, it’s important to remind ourselves of how capable we are.

I’ve found myself doubting myself more than a few times throughout this semester, especially as I’ve been getting deeper into my major and the level of understanding and critical thinking required has been so much more demanding. There have been times I’ve felt way in over my head, like I had no idea what was going on. And sometimes I found people who were at that same stage as me. Sometimes I found more than a few people. And although that didn’t help me understand anything any better, it soothed my anxiety about not knowing and let me focus on the content I needed to learn, and it made it easier for me to seek help from peers.

Identifying Imposter Syndrome in ourselves may not help that feeling of unease go away, but it’s definitely a good first step.