To Pat / 26 Jan 2020
Topic: Identity crisis
So I’ve lately been having a bit of an identity crisis. I mean i’m kind of in a state of confusion when it comes to what I like, my hobbies and what I want to do in the future (picking subjects for my leaving cert and college). Is there anything you can recommend for me to do to help resolve this state if not knowing?
From Pat / 03 Feb 2020
Hi Emi, you are very welcome to Ask Pat.
So you say that you feel that you’ve been having an identity crisis and are in a state of confusion because of your hobbies and what you want to do with your future, such as the subjects you are planning on picking for your leaving cert and in college.
It sounds like these choices are very important to you and that you are taking them very seriously. It also sounds like making these choices is very tough for you, or might be making you feel anxious because you have said that it is leading to an identity crisis, and that sounds like it would be very tough.
What is it like for you to not know what you want to do next, and why do you think it is so important for you to know now? Is there someone that you feel comfortable sounding these choices out with? You have the right to talk about how you are feeling at the moment.
If you would like, you are very welcome to discuss this further with Childline on 1800 66 66 66, or you can text us on 50101, or you can talk to us here on our LiveChat.
Thanks very much for Asking Pat and we hope to hear from you again soon.