I just joined this community. I've been wanting to join for a while, but have been kind of scared for a multitude of reasons.
Imposter syndrome is the big one. All of you guys seem so amazing, traveling the world while building your own business and having 5 other income streams on the side. It's incredible, and it's where I want to be too. But I feel like I don't belong - I'm building my first major product at the moment, and whilst I have been given validation from the Twitter community and even approached by a huge software company in the UK, the product doesn't seem 'good enough' or something.
Another fear of mine is that I'm a woman, and communities that generally consist of tech bros haven't been kind to me. I'm a nomad (working remotely) and the nomad community is kinda gross from my experience so far. I mainly avoid other nomads now, and it's put me off joining other communities.
I'm glad I'm trying to get over these fears and accepting that I AM an indie hacker. I'm building something on my own with the plan of making a profit. I shouldn't be scared of announcing my product to other amazing makers. And I've heard good, accepting things about this community.
Thanks for reading. I look forward to meeting some of you and learning from your experiences.