FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT
By Melissa Thorson
I’ve heard before that when feeling insecure in a new job you just have to “fake it till you make it.” But I seem to have mixed luck with my attempts—especially in my role as a parent. Mostly, I just end up exhausted when I allow insincerity to take over.
The faking that comes with this role of being a parent can be entirely exhausting.
What I’m experiencing as the biggest relief from the faking-it exhaustion is when I am vulnerable with other parents.
When we open up to others about what is really happening . . .
We learn we are not alone—we are all fakers to some extent.
We find encouragement from an outsider’s perspective.
We can learn ways to improve. Maybe they’ve found something that work better.
We can discover our own strengths and share what has worked for us.
Are you exhausted from faking it?
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