I realized that these agents had different experiences than me. Not that anyone is better than anyone else because of experience, but that realization made me more confident in myself.
When I did Phase 2 for the Bureau, I put the agents on a massive pedestal and assumed they were so much better than me.
This was a mistake. I know that played a part in my ability to be authentic and myself, for fear I wasn’t going to be good enough for them…as you know, that was self-sabotaging.