This is something I’ve been feeling a lot lately. Maybe it’s because I’m currently on break right now and also because I’m unsatisfied with where I’m at. Over the summer, I’ve been hearing a lot about my fellow cohorts getting jobs in libraries or somewhere that has to do with our degree, library and information science.
It’s hard not to feel the impostor syndrome when you feel like you’re one of the literal few who don’t actually work in libraries, but at a retail store. On top of that I have no experience and am wondering how soon is it going to be “too late”? I start to question – why did they accept me into the program? Aren’t there others who are just as passionate as I am? Or was I just particularly articulate when writing my personal statement? Does this program make me qualified to work in libraries? What if it doesn’t?
Obviously I worry a lot.
I worry about finding an internship and getting paid less (I work full time), which means less money for my dad.
Maybe I’m just worrying too much or feeling too impatient because I feel so much behind my other cohorts.