Kind of Like a Fraud

Good Housekeeping tends not to be a magazine I read regularly, but I found myself reading Rosemary Ellis’ (the publication’s editor) interview with Meredith Vieira.

Meredith Vieira, courtesy Good Housekeeping

There’s always been something I liked about Vieria. She seems so genuine. So … definition of womanly. When I reached the end of the interview, she said something that resonated with me so deeply, I realized why I was drawn to her: We’re a whole lot alike!

When Ellis asked Vieira what her anxieties were, she responded;

This might be a Type A-personality trait, but I never felt good enough about myself. I could be better at this, I could be better at that. I could look better. My work could be better. That whole idea that you’re going to get caught, you’re going to be found out as a fraud. That’s one of those reasons I got up at 2:30 in the morning. I feel I always have to work harder, I have to impress all the time. Impress whom? With what? People say, “Just be yourself.” Well, my anxiety is that people aren’t going to want that.

Read the entire interview here.

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~ by MsInklination on August 3, 2011.

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