A couple of months ago, I was lucky enough to be invited on to The Artist Unmasked podcast to chat with the lovely Erica about my printmaking and poetry!
Impostor syndrome quickly set in, after the initial excitement of “someone actually wants me to talk about my work??”
According to my Google search history at 12am, 70 percent of people experience impostor syndrome at least once in their lives, which is onset by either a new environment, relationship, or setting. However, knowing this fact did not help me in preparing for my interview. It also didn’t help calm my nerves.
So, how did this introvert get control of her nerves enough to actually go to the podcast interview?
Honestly? I didn’t.
I’d be lying if I said I wish I had confirmed that there’d be some kind of alcohol or even stowed a bottle in my trunk that morning before heading to work. But I didn’t.
So I’m still an introvert. And I still have impostor syndrome. But I was interviewed on a podcast, which is pretty cool, and I’m still working on doing more things that scare me (every once in a while).