I don’t want to say I’m the typical professor (heck, I have an entire podcast devoted to exploring just what the heck that means) but I certainly do occasionally resemble the clichéd absent-minded professor. Remember: good thoughts are clear thoughts and that’s much harder than it sounds when your job is to think about so much, so often, for so long.
To put it simply, we have a lot of stuff in our heads.
It’s almost Halloween. Let’s do something scary.
I’ve decided to join yet another challenge: the 9x9x25 Challenge. So, here we go.
I was reading Katie Linder’s Medium essay When Do You Call Yourself an Expert on the same day that listened to her Imposter Syndrome episode on the You’ve Got This podcast while getting ready for Faculty Forum. I don’t think that’s a coincidence, honestly. I mean, the timing might be but I’m clearly drawn to this topic. So, I thought I’d write up my own thoughts about it and publish them on the internet because, hey, bravery comes before confidence.