By Julia Nunes
My identity is hard to define because I'm definitely in transition. I've changed a ton of things about my life, starting around Christmas 2013, and I'm still changing. There are a lot of things that are very visible and easy to point out; I switched coasts, changed my style, started eating healthier, started dating a woman (I'm very tempted to go off on a rant about her identity and how "woman" doesn't seem to fit her because she's so far outside of society's umbrella perception of what a "woman" is, but THIS IS ABOUT ME.) Honestly, my sexuality is probably the thing about me that has changed the least. I'm extremely lucky to have been raised by open-minded people, and in an era of the world where more and more people are relaxing about the gender of the person I love. I don't have a preference for the gender of the person I love, never have, never will.
These visible things aren't where I feel the change in me, though. The biggest change is how happy I am. The first step was realizing I wasn't happy, and then actively seeking out happiness. I'm still changing things all the time, trying to build exactly the kind of life I want. My top priorities are my health, spending time with cool people, sex, creativity, beauty, honesty, and positively influencing the world. I just dedicate my days to those things and when I think back to myself 2 years ago, I'm like, "WHOA IM SO DIFFERENT," so, who knows what else will change about me in the next two years.
I have trouble defining myself because I don't feel like there's an identity that fits me perfectly. I just want to be an extremely happy person and whatever leads me to that is how I identify.
Julia Nunes is a singer and a songwriter hailing from Fairport, New York. Her fifth album, Some Feelings, dropped on September 25 of this year via Rude Butler Records. Give it a listen below and be sure to pick up a copy on iTunes.
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