I've read a lot lately about people who feel like an imposter or "fraud" at work.
- •I don't.I received a post secondary education where I learned my field from many angles. I started working and received company specific training as to how the job(s) are done. I have access to mentors, if I choose to reach out to them, with years of industry experience. I am not an imposter or fraud at work, I'm fully qualified, accredited and great at what I do.
- •But...here are other "jobs" I do, where I totally feel like a fraud or like I'm always winging it.
- •Being a wife.I received no training for this. I think I'm doing pretty good, but not always.
- •Being a mother.Does reading articles on the internet count as training? Sometimes I have no idea if what I'm doing is the right way or the best way, or if my children will need years of therapy to overcome how I'm raising them.
- •Being a friend.We all have friends our whole lives, but I am always worried I'm not handling these relationships in the best way, either. Am I doing enough? Too much? At the right time?
- •Being a sister.Sometime I struggle with this, a fine line between friendship and something else. Am I doing it right? Is there a better way? Is this how others do it?
- •Being a daughter.Why do I feel guilty all the time? I must be doing something wrong...
- •Balancing all of my roles.Why can only excel at one or two of my roles at a time while being mediocre at everything else. Where is the training on this? I try and rebalance everyday for where I'm needed most. It's exhausting