This is an interesting insight which I haven't put much thought too. It could be part of it. One thing I've been thinking about since making this post is that I'm going through a common anxiety adults changing careers go through. Imposters syndrome came back into my thoughts too.
I've been working my ass off to start producing some work that shows my skills. I have a nice agenda this summer to roll out some cool work and a new personal site. Those accomplishments along with going to some local meetups and reaching out to people should hopefully boost confidence.
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