noun: the fact of being who or what a person or thing is; the characteristics determining this
“Who-o-o Ar-r-re You-u-u?” says the caterpillar to Alice in Alice and Wonderland. And I wonder, yes who am I? I have many titles such as wife, mother, friend, daughter, sister, boss. Looking into my past you can add teacher, dance instructor, student. But those are things I do now or did then, not who I actually am.
Time moves on, I metamorphosis and grow just like the rest of the living world. As a living being I am constantly reinventing myself. Does my identity evolve, too? Or is my identity what is at my core, the thing that remains the same?
I am curious, creative, caring, these are my central characteristics…yesterday, today, forever. I am who I am, not what I do. When I am honest about that I find myself on the road to my destiny. I know myself better. And then life just feels right. Peace. Contentment, perhaps. Success, I hope.
What is your identity? Who are you? Be true to that…your thoughts, your talents, your passions. I kind of like that about myself…being true to my own identity, who I am at heart. Adjusting with purpose.
“The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose.” Richard R. Grant