people say that labels box you in, but there is also a freedom in being able to find the perfect descriptor for yourself. having the right words for what’s important to you is like a handle you can grasp to unlock the parts of yourself that felt muddled before.

i think we all have a sense of what and who we are, but not being able to touch it—to explain it—makes us powerless to harness it. we end up asking ourselves questions like “why did i do that?”

finding the right words helps me touch it.

finding the right words helps me rise above it.

each time i can better describe a part of myself, i can move with more intention, more meaning.

and i think that last part—meaning—is the biggest question of all,


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