impostor syndrome

impostor syndrome began on the 13th of September 2020 and is the follow-up to atelophobia. Similar to its predecessor, it describes the feeling of inadequacy, but more from the perspective of who I am being a fa├žade.

Throughout this time period, I went from moments of feeling better to moments of feeling worse. In the moments of feeling better, I would question whether the problems, to begin with, were valid or not.

I’ve learned from impostor syndrome that what I have achieved is not due to the chance that it was my doing. As well as this, my feelings are as valid as anyone else’s, which is something that I have struggled to come to terms with for a while.


[Verse 1]
As the days flow by
I’ve lost sense of time
Is this who I am?
Or am I a web of lies

Threading reality
A string tears each time
Is this who I am?
Or am I a web of lies

[Verse 2]
When it all subsides
I feel as though I’ve lied
It feels at sometimes
The life I live isn’t mine

Shrouded in mystery
When will I learn what’s right
This current state of mind
Is not how I’m defined