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The rollercoaster is what gets to me - hard-charging days I love followed by days of intense stress, fear and self-doubt. I’m 3 years in and an M but not sure about tolerating the hard days forever

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I'm an SA 2 years in. I doubt myself all the time but I think the nature of the job does that to you. Some days are slow on the bench, some days are spent until midnight trying to get a deliverable done, and some days are finishing on time but no breathers during the day. I do feel similar in a way but I can't say I've learned anything of substance that would make me want to stay in this line of work.

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Continued, I just dwell on how much self-doubt I have and its hard to see a viable way for me to continue. And I have grown a lot through those challenges but don’t feel like I’d ever have the confidence to be an autonomous SM/partner and succeed, if that makes any sense.

See a therapist - there isn’t really a good reason that you should doubt yourself based on your career trajectory. Think about it in logical terms; it makes no sense. The reasons are probably deeper. Everyone has a stress meter and once you go past your threshold you revert to automatic thoughts and survival tactics. This threshold is malleable though with work on yourself

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