Category: Defining Decade blog series

“Identity Capital”

Jay defines identity capital as “our collection of personal assets” (6). It took me a few tries to understand this somewhat nebulous concept. This kind of capital consists of “investments we make in ourselves, the things we do well enough, or long enough, that they become part of who we are” (6). Some examples Jay …

“The Defining Decade” by Meg Jay: Trading Fluff for Fear Tactics

Therapy makes you uncomfortable. I personally feel more capable of girding my loins and analyzing my past traumas alongside my sidekick-who-is-actually-the-hero therapist. I can stomach telling her stories about how this or that painful card stacked upon the previous until my anxiety was a playing-card house about 10 feet tall. (Except, someone cheated. They used …