At times, adult life can feel like an extended exercise in escaping high school, a scramble to shed wallflower memories, to show all those snickering swells what happens when a worm grows wings or a spine (or a hedge fund).One of my favorite parts of the article talks about how reinventing the self is a healthy psychological skill.
And psychological research suggests that this ability can be a sign of mental resilience, of taking control of your own story rather than being trapped by it.
This statement connects back to one of my favorite quotes by Charles Dickens in David Copperfield: "Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show." I feel like I am still basically the same person I was when I started college, with some additions. There were some large blank spots on my identity slate and I've finally started to fill those in.