"Imposter syndrome? What the heck is that?" You may be asking.
It's a bitch. That's what it is.
But in all seriousness, Imposter syndrome refers to
A concept describing high-achieving individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a "fraud." – Wikipedia.com
I am typing this right now at 11:07 PM, Sunday night as I prepare for week two of my new job (this will probably be published later). Why is this on my mind now? Because it always is.
I am considering how I am, as I stated above, entering week two of my new job. It is my first real job outside of school, in an industry I wanted to get into (whether I am passionate about being in this industry is another question). The pay is pretty good in this context, there are great benefits, lots of autonomy, and the support system is great. What negative thoughts could possibly come out of this? In order to parse out these thoughts, let me explain how I landed in this place.