Describing yourself in five words

Years ago, I came across this quote from Nora Ephron:

“We have a game we play when we’re waiting for tables in restaurants, where you have to write the five things that describe yourself on a piece of paper. When I was [in my twenties], I would have put: ambitious, Wellesley graduate, daughter, Democrat, single. Ten years later not one of those five things turned up on my list. I was: journalist, feminist, New Yorker, divorced, funny. Today not one of those five things turns up in my list: writer, director, mother, sister, happy.” 

Isn’t that a brilliant little game? In some ways I’m still struggling to find my own identity, but I guess that’s the beauty of this exercise: you’re constantly turning into a new version of yourself, and you can go back and revisit all the different versions you got to be in your lifetime and see how much you’ve changed.

My five words today are: curious, ambitious, adventurous, learner, explorer.

I know, they all basically mean the same thing, but that’s not cheating! It’s just a perfect representation of this current chapter of my life: finding myself and carving my own path life. Just pure poetry and anxiety inducing. Cheers to us millennials…

Describing yourself in five words

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