i feel like an imposter.

Recently, I’ve been thinking a whole lot about what I want to do in my life, and it’s taken me in a few different directions.

In the last year alone, I gave up on my dreams of attending law school, and then got back on the saddle and began to start studying again.

I started seeking out photography gigs even though I’d previously began to feel like I was over it.

I began to see myself as an imposter in both aspects, as lesser, and began to doubt whether it was worth it at all to try.

When I first began photography, I didn’t have any self-doubt. Maybe to a fault.

I took this photo in my first days of shooting photography.

I would take photos of my friends wherever we went. I would carry my first power shot camera around at school- no one really did that- and take pictures in the lunchroom. I didn’t question it, I just did it.

As time went on, I began to experience more and more imposter syndrome.

As I became more and more well-known for my business, Sara Reed Photography, I also became more doubtful of my abilities, and significantly less confident.

An image I took in Tuscany. Italy shooting a destination wedding.

That brings us to now.

Recently, I submitted my work to a group called, “Asian Creative Network, on Facebook, questioning if I was alone in feeling like an imposter. Let me tell you, it feels good to not feel alone.

p.s. Highly recommend joining the Network if you are an Asian artist/ creator. It’s an incredibly validating and supportive space.

Overall, I don’t have an answer on how to get over feeling like an imposter. Some suggestions in the creative network included making sure not to undervalue yourself in your pricing.

So I guess the question I have is, how DO you get over imposter syndrome? Feel free to comment if you have any ideas.

Cheers,

Sara.

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