Hello everyone! My name is Michael and I'm starting my 1st year of college in April for Advertising and Graphic Design. I just have 1 little problem...I'm scared s**tless of what I'm going to be doing. Now let me clarify. I've been out of school for a few months because I moved and didn't make it in time for the semester, I've worked with photoshop quite a bit during highschool and always impressed teachers but that's it. I'm feeling around the dark with Illustrator because I'm trying some freelance to get ahead before I hit college. This may just be anxiety for getting into the "real" world but over the past few months I've felt scared of going to school for this. I feel like I won't be able to perform the duties to my company should I get a job after graduating and it's making me have second thoughts about becoming a designer. I've always been very artistic with some slight drawing skill and good eye for design but since I've graduated I've felt as though I won't be able to handle a graphic design job. I have all these (incorrect I'm sure) ideas of what a job would be like and I'm afraid of being thrown into a job blind and losing my job because I didn't do a good enough job or didn't know my material. Of course this may just be lack of experience and I may feel totally different about it after some years of schooling. I know I want to do this for a living. I've always wanted to do it since my uncle is a graphic designer. I'm just so terrified I won't have the skills necessary to do the job My question to everyone is, did this happen to you during any point in your career? Did you ever feel like you wouldn't be able to handle your job once you got it and have you ever really been "scared" of getting into the field? If so, how did you handle it? and thanks to everyone who took the time to read and respond.