REBLOG: The Impostor Syndrome

If you want to dive deep into the darkest crevices of a writer’s mind, you should follow Irina. Many of her posts are long and thoughtful digressions on life and writing. She’s  better at explaining these sorts of things than I am.

This one hit me so hard in the feels, I needed to reblog. I’ve been feeling some heavy imposter syndrome these days (Sorry for being such a Danny Downer lately!). This is such a great way of looking at it.

I’ve had those 45-minute rants plenty of times in my professional field, but it never clicked how meaningful that is. Thanks, Irina, for sharing your insights!


I often have internal dialogues. Sometimes theyโ€™re mostly peaceful but usually theyโ€™re highly argumentative. Yes, I often disagree with myself and I get on my nerves a lot being stubborn about stuff. Such as the impostor syndrome.

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4 thoughts on “REBLOG: The Impostor Syndrome

  1. It’s great to hear it’s been helpful, JM, thanks! It does mean a lot to realise you’re good at something even if you, that is we, still doubt our worthiness as wordslingers. But the good thing about this doubt is it keeps us on our toes and pushes us to do better and better, so I’m gladly accepting the doubt as part of the writer package.
    (Thanks for the kind words about my blog, they could hardly have come at a better time.)

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    1. Someone just sent me an email asking to read my master’s thesis, and I remember how that had turned out pretty well. ๐Ÿ™‚ Need to stop giving the losses more weight than the wins.


      1. This is some serious appreciation, well done. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, it’s definitely a good idea to give a bit more weight to the wins. ๐Ÿ˜€ It does wonders for creativity, I’ve found.

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