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June 8, 2012

Joshua Raymond:

A great post by Jen Merrill at “An Intense Life”

Originally posted on An Intense Life:

I don’t know what I’m doing. I don’t deserve this. I shouldn’t be here.   

Hi. My name is Jen and I suffer from Impostor Syndrome. Badly. What is Impostor Syndrome, you ask? Well, you’re in the right place, ’cause I’m gonna tell ya. Striking women more often than men, and gifted women in particular, Impostor Syndrome is that lovely set of  lies the voices inside your head tell you when you are successful. That nasty little voice that whispers at you, sneering at your success, and is so persuasive that you believe it time and time and time again.

I didn’t suffer enough. I don’t deserve it.

With a flute performance background, you’d think I would have learned how to better cope with this. You’d be wrong. See, while I was naturally inclined to be better than average on the flute, I had to work my ass off to…

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