Borrowed from a friend, I saw this and thought, ‘Yes, self, this is exactly your struggle.’ Of course, this is the conflict of every person, not just me. And like others, I am complicated. I like a lot of things. I am the same person who can be excited for a multi-course meal and buy a Peropon all in the same week. I can geek out over YA fiction and Regency romance and watch documentaries or read thoughtful essays. I can write fanfiction and original fiction in the same day (and love them both). I can not want to have kids, live halfway across the world from where I was born, and call my cat by 1,000 nicknames. I can be married to the same person for 13 years and crush on certain actors.
Anyway, I’m glad this ‘search of self’ (for lack of a better word) has a name. The definition makes the attempt of above to find easier (somehow).
Have you found your Ikigai? How did you get there?