Life... is not all bad, but it is not all good, it is not all ugly, but it is not all beautiful... It is savage, cruel, kind, noble, passionate, selfish, generous, stupid, ugly, beautiful, painful, joyous --  it is all these, and more...

-Thomas Wolfe

Imposters

Imposters

Samm: It's all quite unreal. I think I have imposter syndrome. I can't believe I'm doing this [hanging out at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences] with so many amazing people. Yikes!

Scientist: You'll be great, and you're not an imposter. You are there to learn and observe and contribute, like everyone else.

Said scientist then goes on to tell me all the rad stuff they are about to do...

Samm: That sounds incredible!

Scientist: Shit. I feel like an imposter sometimes too.

Samm: Fake it 'till you make it?

Scientist: I think I should probably be past that by now.

Samm: Maybe no one ever gets past it. I think if you are always growing and always learning then you are probably always dealing with confidence issues.

Scientist: Yeah. You got this.

Samm: You too buddy. You too. 

Floating

Floating

The Wild Reeds

The Wild Reeds

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