Stories help us to interpret meaning in whatever it is that we’re doing. We are all writing a story. We are all living out our identity story. This identity story of yours provides the pieces to better understand yourself.
When I first started thinking about an identity story, I had a hard time thinking about story as something that was not make believe. I have always thought about story as something made up. It can definitely be something made up, but it’s simply a way to interpret meaning in your life.
So in light of that – what stories have you been telling? When you tell someone about your day or your vacation, what stories stand out? Do you even tell stories? Are you able to bring people to where you were by using words? Are you able to enter into your story? Are you able to tell it in such a way that people get lost in your story?
Your Identity Story is simply all of the stories that you tell. Not telling stories doesn’t mean that you don’t know your identity (triple negative???). I guess you can have an identity story that’s never told. It’s still a story, and it’s still a way to understand your identity. It at least allows you to connect with your identity.