An Imposter Syndrome

An Imposter Syndrome

May 13, 2021

I feel like an imposter syndrome is such a common thing these days, yet everone believes they are alone with it.

Personally, I am a gal with many interest and the list becomes longer and longer each day. I have an Instagram account where I talk about mental health, being mindful and share tips on language learning. You can also find me on YouTube, Tiktok and well... here.

Why should I do it when so many people already did it?

The questions I ask myself daily. Why bother when there is so many great people already making the same content as I am? For example, there is Jade from UnJadedJade already speaking greatly on mental health (and other great aspects of life, y'all gotta follow her asap, she's the queen) and Beatrice from theblissbean aka the most organized and put-together person I know. Also, many great study accounts I follow, such as mairereflections, michelle.languages, raes_tea and so on.

So? Why should I or you do it?

We all come from different backgrounds, we have different experience and can all show our own way around something. Let's put it into practise, shall we?

Okay, so you want to start a YouTube channel where you will talk about how to get better at school, be "that person" and live your best student life. Great! Then you start thinking: 'There's already so many studytubers, there's no point in making another account. Nobody will watch me, I have nothing different to say'. Don't worry, I ensure you, those people you watch on the internet have the exact same thoughts. When I started this buymeacoffee page I literally went 'lmao, nobody's gonna read this stuff, it's pointless' but here I am. You gotta ask yourself a question: 'What difference can I make? How can I turn my experience into something that can help others?'. Because that's why we're here, isn't it? To help other people be better at thing we are good at.

How to overcome The Imposter Syndrome?

I am afraid there's no cure for it. There are for sure ways around it, though.

I started writing this post only because I watched a YouTube video by Jade. She's one of my 'ways' to remind me what I'm doing here. I cannot stress enough how many times she has helped me without even knowing. She really is one of the reason why I'm doing all this. I'm afraid I would have given up a long time ago if I didn't know about her.

You need to find your person or a thing that will remind you that you are no imposter. Some like journaling, others need to talk to their close ones and there are people that just need to take some rest and will eventually get back on their feet. Whatever it is, it has to be YOUR THING. If watching Jade works for me it doesn't mean it will for you.

Sometimes it all just sounds like bs.

Every time I have something to say I feel like it makes no sense or that it's a common knowledge and everybody already knew it. If you feel the same, I'm sorry, but you should know that there is so many more people like you and me out there. Most of the time it's all gonna sound like bs. People will remind you of who you are and you're gonna be like 'oh, what do you know' and that's okay. We are all humans, we feel all sorts of different stuff - happiness, hurt, impostery, helplessness. The best thing we can do is to make peace with it and live our life however we want. Nobody is gonna do it for you. If the people are watching, let them. Show them who you are. If you fail - they will laugh. If you succeed - they will be greedy and jealous. It doesn't matter. The only thing that should matter is you and those the most important in your life.

I don't know if this helped you in any way. I just needed to get it out of the system. I feel like I'm gonna talk more about the imposter syndrome because I have so much more to say. For now that's all.

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Stay true to yourself xx

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