My favorite is number 6. I think many, if not most, of us have some twisted variant of that one going on. We worry that we’re frauds, because despite the good that we do in whatever capacity (job, parenting, being a friendly neighbor, etc.), we think it isn’t important in the face of all those TJ Maxx receipts.
I’ve already picked out the mantra that I will be using for the second half century of my life: share. Fear keeps many of us from putting ourselves out there, but so much good comes from sharing. Thanks so much for sharing your journey. I love reading your stuff. It helps me to get over being self-conscious and to share something of myself, too.