we’re all just winging it (i think)

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They call them the ‘professionals’

Like they have a fucking clue.

But really they’re all lost

And guessing just like you.

I’m watching This Is Going To Hurt on the BBC at the moment and it really does make me chuckle. It draws the curtain back on what it’s like to be a doctor, and just how clueless we all are; even those who we trust our lives with.

Anybody who trains for a job, and works hard to get there, spends that time waiting for the moment when they don’t feel like an impostor. I wanted that moment when I started training to be a teacher. And yet, I still feel like I don’t have a bloody clue.

Watching this programme about doctors makes me realise that everyone feels like that forever. The people that make it and that stick out these careers are either really resilient or really stupid.

I wonder how long I’m going to be able to pretend? I’m pretty stupid so it could last quite a while….

Much Love

Rachel xx

7 thoughts on “we’re all just winging it (i think)

  1. Margot Kinberg

    I often think it’s very liberating to remember that lots of other people feel just as clueless as I do about some things, Rachel. No-one expects you to know everything, after all. In fact, there’s a saying about getting an education (in the US system) that I like: When you get your Bachelor Degree, you think you know everything. When you get your Master’s Degree, you realise you don’t know anything. When you get your Ph.D., you realise that’s OK, because nobody else knows anything, either.

  2. clcouch123

    Well, this is a smart post beginning with clever verse, challenging the notion that you’re stupid. I think you’re right to note that the impostor concern stays with, and I think it’s conscientious. Those of us who want to do well carry the fear that we haven’t got it yet, if at all.

  3. Hilary Tan

    I get impostor syndrome to this day. I can study a textbook until I’m blue in the face but it doesn’t equate to real life experience. I admire those who became doctors. It’s something I could never do. I’m a RN and still feel like a grad student. I’ve been a RN for 1 year now!

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