It in a moment filled with exhaustion and late evening/early morning delirium when I found myself talking about high school with a friend. We were both procrastinating on work, eager to talk about things, anything really. We became stuck on the topic of identity—our shared struggles to define ourselves during high school and even a little now.
Friends// People go through similar things more frequently than most think. The friendship between one of my closest friend formed because we were going through similar things at the same time. We supported each other through it and I couldn’t be more grateful.
Books// I turn to them for comfort, for escape, for entertainment and a lot of other reasons, too. I love books. Yeah?
Running// Sometimes I have a lot of pent up energy and if that energy just sits, I tend to become really introspective so I try to get rid of it through running. I love running on spring days when the weather is nice and I find running to be really therapeutic. Haruki Murakami has a book called What I Think About When I’m Running and it turns out, you can think about anything.
On the other hand, knowing who we are is helpful at times, whether it’s planning our careers or major decisions.
Do you struggle with defining yourself? What are ways that you cope? What books feature identity as a major theme?
Also, I like psychology a lot and connecting things with what I study really, really excites me and makes me happy.