Identity Crisis

It’s been quite some time since I wrote anything solid. My mind has been wandering all around wondering if my writing has any purpose and serves any meaning in the first place. My heart is pounding as I pour my feelings about this one but I am going to do it anyway, because what’s the point if I don’t? Lately, there have been times where I have just sat staring at the ceiling wondering about all the things I wanted to be as a little girl and the things I want to be now (I am unsure I know). I did not know until very recently that people addressed this as “Identity Crisis”.

Uncertainty Creeps In

We are very well taught since childhood who we should be, who we are. So much so that we hardly have any time to sit with all these personalities and relate to each one of them, to have a heart to heart conversation with singular personalities. We identify ourselves in so many roles coveting so many emotions within. And, in this whole process of trying to become someone we were believed to evolve into, we lose touch with the identity that was primarily us in the first place.

One-Many or Many-one?

But, why do we have to have a crisis, especially when it comes to identities? Why cannot we assume different identities and work different roles without feeling conflicted? Isn’t that a good thing? We’re gushing over being so many things in one lifetime while we introspect on what or who our real self is. To separate our being into different personalities made no sense because Everything that we are is a result of shaping ourselves so many times, in so many different ways. I can want to be a painter today, and let go of it tomorrow if I realise that writing is what gives me peace. Does that mean I can never paint again? No. To be different, to remain the same or to show variety- you can be anything you want to be, whenever you want to be. 

The Realisation

What I realized through this process of self-reflection was how I do not have to fixate over donning just one identity. I can be so many things in one and that’s making all the difference. Figuring out who you are as a person is a priority, but to question your self-identity is disrespecting the essence of who you have grown to become as a person. 

You can be so many things, and all rolled into one <3

Read about Coping with insecurities here.

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  • Esterella says:

    This was such a beautiful piece – I love your honesty in this and I feel something most of us will have resonated with at some point. Identity really is so complex.

    esterella.co.uk

  • Angel Ro says:

    A lovely article. Looks like you are a professional writer…

    The content have a great potential for a discussion.

    Thank you

  • I'm All Booked Up says:

    Great post! Thanks for sharing.

  • Lam and TheGlam says:

    Great post 👍 it’s important to understand what you want and who you are 💫 thanks for sharing

    lamandtheglam.com

  • Piyush Sanjay Zope says:

    I think self indentities are evolved by our knowledge or information. Because we think and act based upon the information we have and inspired by new things or activities which we want to do and they turns into our hobbies and interests. Actually, this is a very good process because we can’t just do one thing for lifetime.
    It’s necessary to do something by which we can earn. I used to live my life on trial and errors based learning. This helps me to not to limit myself for exploring.

    Figuring out who you are as a person is a journey so we can experience that journey peacefully rather than getting anxious for knowing that answer very quickly.

    “Figuring out who you are as a person is a priority, but to question your self-identity is disrespecting the essence of who you have grown to become as a person”
    One thing I loved about this sentence is that there is reflection of patience in it, which is good.

  • Unwanted Life says:

    Interesting view on identity issues

    Unwanted Life

  • Mrs d says:

    This is such a good post, it’s so hard to figure out who you are but it’s so important. Thanks for sharing

  • Jaya Avendel says:

    “Figuring out who you are as a person is a priority, but to question your self-identity is disrespecting the essence of who you have grown to become as a person.”

    That summed up the whole article for me in one powerful punch! This went straight to my heart and was filled with so much truth. 🙂

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