This page I found online defines Impostor Syndrome as:
a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist even in face of information that indicates that the opposite is true.
It’s a common psychological term which I am intimately familiar with.
This is my first post on this brand new blog, which is a part of the first assignment for a course that I decided to brave this semester – Digital Storytelling 106 (DS106). I’m taking it for elective credits through my university, but anyone (yes, you too) can take it online for free.
So… what does all this have to do with impostor syndrome? Well, let me give you a brief rundown of why I think I’m an impostor here:
- I don’t speak the lingo. I feel like I’ve just landed in a foreign country.
- No one else in the class seems to be panicking as much as me. I feel so technically challenged.
- #2 may have something to do with the fact that I’m older than most of their parents.
- It took me two weeks just to come up with the perfect domain name, which is worthy of a tutorial all on its own at another time.
- What was the question again?
I think that pretty much covers it. I definitely feel overwhelmed, but I haven’t run away yet. I’m still here. I’m up for the challenge. What’s the worst that could happen?
Our first assignment was to sign up for a domain and web hosting and start a blog. I followed this tutorial step by step, and here I am!!
So far, so good…