Getting real about “Impostor Syndrome”

Hi. My name is Jen and I'm an impostor. Or, at least, I sometimes feel like I am. Some of you might be thinking, Ah-ha! I knew there was something fishy about her. But, really, what I'm talking about here is impostor syndrome. For those of you who haven't heard the term before, here's Wikipedia's definition of … Continue reading Getting real about “Impostor Syndrome”

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Showing up for the battle

You know those moments when you really don't want to be somewhere, but you need to be, so you go anyway? I want to talk about that. Imagine facing an enemy that greatly outnumbers you. Your side has no chance of winning, and you don't exactly have a warm, fuzzy feeling about this. Nah, we can probably … Continue reading Showing up for the battle

Why I write

Sometimes it honestly seems like there's nothing more intimidating than a blank white piece of paper -- or, more realistically, the blank white screen depicting the piece of paper humans have traditionally written upon. Upon that blank page, you're supposed to spill out your thoughts, your aspirations, your secrets, your mind, your being. And the … Continue reading Why I write