The Framing of the Should: Learning to Say No

The last few weeks have been some of those weeks. You know. The weeks when you pay 25 bucks for an Uber ride just under two miles because you really have somewhere to be. When you scrape your knees and tear one of your favorite pairs of pants falling on the road as you’re crossing it. Assignments cause your sleep cycle to move out of whack. Phone calls about group projects extend until 1 a.m. and start up again at 8 a.m.

Those weeks.

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Learning How to Play: Imposter Syndrome, Privilege and Self-Care.

I feel like the universe has been sending me signs that it’s finally time to write this post. 

Or you know, I finally really want to write this post and I’m interpreting everything as a sign. Potato, Po-tah-to.

It’s a running joke in my family that I am the more expensive child. 

For those of you who know me in real life and read this blog, you probably know that I have an older brother. But for everyone else out there, I have an older brother and he is almost eleven years older than me.

Inflation being what it is, I was obviously the more expensive child. But aside from that, soon after I was born, my family began moving around. Four people were often in four entirely different locations and somehow, I always managed to live in the most expensive one. 

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The Internship Diaries, Part Two: Imposter Syndrome

I began my internship barely a week after graduating college. From the top of the undergraduate food chain to the bottom of the employee ladder was a sudden change to make, especially when I found that my first day began with the new full-time employees, most of them with work experience in big-name companies, others with shiny new MBAs. While the company did hire interns, I barely met any in my time there, and the ones I did meet were all in the middle of their MBAs too.

So of course, some thoughts crept in from time-to-time. Thoughts saying that I didn’t deserve to be there or that there was little I could add to this pool of clever, talented, experienced people. I knew it was ridiculous, but also these thoughts weren’t exactly new to me. Because I’d been thinking them my whole life.


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