Tag Archive | "Erik Wagner"

A stuggling identity

A stuggling identity

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/30_36/erik.JPGBy Erik Wagner
SYLP student

Identity is an interesting thing. Struggling to find our identities can be difficult. In fact, it can be completely miserable and utterly confusing. How do we find our identities? But before we discuss this, we must define what identity is in the first place.

The dictionary defines identity as “the condition of being oneself or itself, and not another.” Simple enough, yes?
Yet, isn’t being oneself one of the simplest tasks conceivable? Easier than breathing, it sounds. How could you be anyone else after all? Unfortunately, some, including myself, struggle to be ourselves.

I personally find it very difficult to express myself in certain situations. It takes me a long time to get comfortable in a new environment with new people. Until I do feel comfortable, life is tough. I’m awkward. I stay away from people mostly. I don’t talk much. I don’t really want to do much of anything except be awkward and pretend to be sleeping so people don’t talk to me.

But I’m really not like that at all. When I’m with friends I know well, I’m … myself. Being sociable just comes naturally. I don’t have to force words out. Read the full story

Posted in Education, Vol 30 No 36 | 9/3-9/9Comments (1)

Save the date! — SEPTEMBER 19, 2014


Amazing Women Mentors: Volunteering as a way of life
WHEN: 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.
WHERE: China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle
TICKETS: 206-223-0623, rsvp@nwasianweekly.com

Community Calendar

Weekly E-Newsletter

READ NWAW ONLINE!

Follow our tweets

Do you like us?

  1. We welcome any feedback, questions or comments
  1. Are you the organizer of an Asian/Pacific Islander community event? Just fill out the following form at least 14 days in advance of your event and we’ll do our best to include it in our calendar. Please fill out the information as completely as possible. Failure to do so may result in your event not making it in the calendar.

Photos on flickr