My sister Nancy is my guest blogger today! This recent post by her resonated with me, as I am in the process of reinventing my life (I used to say ‘career,’ but the reinvention scope has widened). I’ve adopted ‘SAG stop to SAG stop’ as my motto for this process; it’s a reminder that my life doesn’t have to be solved all at once, I just have to keep taking steps.
My original title for this post was going to be ‘Identity Theft,’ but my identity hasn’t really been stolen, more like temporarily misplaced. Dictionary.com defines identity as:
1) the state or fact of remaining the same one or ones as under varying aspects or conditions; 2) the condition of being oneself or itself, and not another; 3) the condition or character as to who a person or what a thing is; 4) the state or fact of being the same as one described; 5) the sense of self, providing sameness and continuity in personality over time (dictionary.com).
In reading those definitions of identity, I know that my identity isn’t even displaced. I am who I am. However, right now, as I am in a period of transition, with no road map to where I am going, I feel lost. For 30 years, I was a classroom teacher. I have a…
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