We all have different experiences with tenure. It can be daunting, but it can also be affirming.
After assembling my materials I stared at the boxes: I was unsettled to think that a bunch of paper
was going to represent me to the committee. But it was and it did. So, on a personal note, it may be
difficult but try to remind yourself that you are more than just those boxes, whatever outcome you
receive. Good luck!