Imposter syndrome

I have a very vibrant imposter syndrome that goes on throughout most of my life, but nothing more than when someone has to put a hat on me or some kind of sash and go, ‘We’re giving you this certificate.’ -Robin Ince

I, too, have a very vibrant imposter syndrome that goes on throughout most of my life, but nothing more than when I mute myself to be a good girl to please those I care about.
The commonality between me and Ince is that, in order to get that certificate, or be a good girl, we had to follow their rules without consideration for our own terms.

I realize that when I choose to act – compassionately and passionately – on behalf of myself, especially when it seems the most inconvenient, this syndrome melts away. So until they catch up to accepting me as I am, they don’t get to be in my life.

I’m making waves. I’m taking up space. Else the cost is too high.