The last two years have been a bit of an identity crisis for me. I spent the latter half of 2013 drowning in failure. Then the first half of 2014 afraid to hope, certain that everything that seemed to be improving was going to fall out from under me.
It was only as 2014 came to a close that I was able to look back at the last year and a half critically and identify why some specific failures were so devastating. Why not getting hired for the position I wanted completely derailed my confidence and made me feel like a total and utter failure.
Long story short, I realized that I have wrapped my identity up in my career. Everything about me, my goals, my purposes in life has been tied to one thing.
When that one thing began to crumble and seemed to be slipping from my grasp it made me wonder who I am.
What is my purpose?
What the heck am I doing?
Where am I going?
What am I good at?
How do I move forward?
Who am I if not this person I have been working to be for 15 years now?