I had an epiphany. After writing about an identity crisis and making bad decisions (which writing and publishing the blog turned out to be a bad decision in itself), I needed the light bulb moment that happened. It was this:
“I will always have an identity crisis when my identity is not rooted in something solid.”
This leads to the questions of, where am I finding my worth, value, and acceptance of myself?
You will experience the same crisis as me if we continually base our self worth on the external; using titles or status to create value.
“I am a flight attendant.” I am a writer and blogger. I am a gypsy. I am this…that…the other. Titles can describe me, but I should not let them define me. When I let external attributes define me, I will continually be rocked by waves of change, thrown again and again into an ocean of chaos whenever life doesn’t go quite right.
Everyday, I am learning.
Find what is true. What is lasting. Hold on to faith. Pursue balance. Be kind to those you meet. If you don’t believe in God, believe in peace. Slow your mind. Meditate. Appreciate nature, and wonder in the beauty of the world.