Emptied of expectation. Relax. (tinyjo) wrote,
Emptied of expectation. Relax.

Imposter syndrome can sod off, or ways I am awesome.

I'm not even going to cut this because I have every right to say it. Inspired by this post on imposter syndrome and false modesty.

  • I have a first class degree in Mathematical Science from Oxford University. Which I earned by being very very smart.
  • I taught myself to code and to write websites and do CSS and actually, I'm very good at it. I have a good eye for design, I write neat, clean code and tidy, well structured databases.
  • In my free time, I run a Brownie pack and a Guide company. It's tiring, but it's totally worth it.
  • I'm taking OU courses in my free time because, hey, smart, and I love learning stuff. I got a distinction in my history course, which was effectively half of a second year of a history degree, totally based on free time study.
  • I'm a good singer. Depending on how in shape my voice is, sometimes I'm a *really* good singer.
  • I'm a good leader. I can cut through to the essentials of what needs to be done and let the other stuff go. I can organise people without making them feel like I'm taking over. I've lead teams and run meetings that I wasn't in charge of subtly enough that no-one noticed or minded.
  • I'm a good teacher. I gave up a lot to do it, both financially and in terms of time, but it's totally paid off. I'm starting out good and I'm getting better.
  • I'm a good cook. I love doing it and even my regular every day stuff tastes good and is healthy.
  • I'm good at tae kwon do. I'm obviously not a black belt yet, but I'm making really good progress for a student at my level and I know that I can pursue the sport all the way. And I'm also proud just that I tried it - I'm not naturally hugely into physical activity but the idea attracted me, I went for it and I was right - I did like it.
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