Still Learning the Ropes, Feeling Left Behind
I may need some help from people around here. I'm still sort of groping around. I just popped in on a writer I know from YCN/Yahoo, and she has more than five pages of posts here. I had no idea this site had been around long enough for someone to have five pages.
In the meantime, seeing that writer's bank of posts made me think about an odd trait I have. I have this tendency to feel like I'm always behind in some way. Do you ever feel like you are out of the loop? Like other people have information that you've not been privy on? I research markets all the time, then study the rules of places I join. Still, when I join forums (such as Yahoo), I have no idea what most of the people are talking about most of the time. It seems like they have formed a private club, and I was never invited in.
This is sort of the career equivalent of waking up out of a sound sleep convinced you are late for class. Remember that one? Well, I had that one long after I had graduated. And my version of it was much weirder. I would wake up convinced I had forgotten where my classes were because I'd cut them so often.
As all of this has evolved over the years, I've started wondering if this is a form of anxiety. I used to assume everyone does this kind of thing, at least to some degree, but now I'm not so sure.
Do you have these sorts of thoughts? Do you feel like you are running behind on a regular basis?