A friend and I spoke at length about this feeling of being an imposter this week. We both have been in this industry for too long, yet we feel like imposters. Somehow this feeling of not belonging in this industry while surrounded by excellent people at the same work we do.
This feeling we realised is not good. I know I have anxiety knowing this about myself, and it’s not a good feeling.
Do we not enjoy our work? We do. We feel like we get by doing the bare minimum while everyone has been doing much more to move the needle. Maybe we are doing a lot, but it does not feel like that.
I have read a lot about imposter syndrome, and this article was the first article I remembered when writing this post.