Are you full of confidence or have you ever suffered from imposter syndrome?
The imposter syndrome describes a feeling of inadequacy, & intellectual fraudulence, yet having the skills and knowledge indicating the opposite is true.
I have experienced the imposter syndrome feeling many times throughout my previous career and currently as a writer, blogger, poet, and photographer.
Although, I was highly trained, skilled with years of knowledge, at times I lacked the confidence. To combat this phenomenon I relied on my knowledge and skills while exhibiting the confidence of a seasoned veteran.
In simple terms, I dazzled the population with skills and confidence, while the imposter syndrome was in full effect.
I received hundreds of accolades, of achievement, acknowledging my skills yet, when receiving the awards, I felt it was simply a part of my duty and nothing unusual.
However, many yeas after retiring, I often look through the many accolades, and I greatly appreciate those who recognized my skills and knowledge during the time I suffered from my imposter syndrome.
As I write this blog post during the month of National Novel Writing Month, I sometimes lack the confidence that I’m a writer.
So, like many times in my past, I rely on what I have trained to do and just write.