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Up a Tree With a Book:

Figuring Out What I Was Always Meant to Be

Lisa Shanahan
Mar 8, 2016 · 6 min read

I’ve always known who I am. A bookish nerd who loves libraries, bookstores, museums, and travel. What I never knew about myself? What I was.

I started publishing personal essays on Medium a couple of years ago and recently wondered: Why travel? Why was I always writing about my travels? While conjuring this piece, it dawned on…