Sometimes it can feel as if everyone else has already figured out who they are. It feels like they know what they want, what they like and are working towards their goals. The truth is most people are still figuring it all out as they go along. So, if you’re feeling unsure of yourself and your identity, you’re definitely not alone.
Trying to answer the question “Who am I?” is tough, but at the end of the day you’re the only person who can answer it, because you’re the one who gets to decide.
When you’re searching for your identity, it can help to remember that everything you need to become who you want to be is already there. You just have to uncover it. Practice paying attention to yourself, and the parts that you’ve been ignoring, and see if your connection to your identity changes. Take time to notice when you are the happiest and most comfortable. This can be from your hobbies, the way you dress, socialising or school subjects you enjoy etc... Once you pinpoint this, it will make it easier in discovering who you are.
Understanding who you are is a journey and there is no need to rush. Everyone has a different path, so comparing yourself to others won't help you at all. Its just you at the end, so why live someone else's life, when yours can be just as, or even more amazing.
If exploring who you are makes you feel stressed or anxious, talking to friends or other people your age can open your eyes to the simple fact, that no one really knows what’s
going on either. We’re all just assuming that everyone else has got it together.
Change your perspective and uncover a way forward for you!
Here are some things that can help you with that.
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier Two sisters go on a long summer road trip with their family. The two fight and older sister has to figure what makes her different from her sister.
You Can Choose Your Own Life by Barbara Kerr and Barry Sommer
This book will help you make better decisions. It has five stories where the characters make decisions and immediately learning the consequences of whatever choices they have made.
Just As You Are by Michelle Skeen and Kelly Skeen
A guide to silencing your nit-picky inner enemy, liking yourself, and discovering who you want to be.
Kayla Day, is in the eighth grade. She is introverted but also posts videos about self-confidence online. Soon, she realises she is not the person she is pretending to be and has to accept that.
Miguel loves singing but his family has banned music. He stumbles into the Land of the Dead, where he learns about his great-great-grandfather who shows him his true self.
Zootopia When Judy Hopps, a rookie officer in the Zootopia Police Department, sniffs out a sinister plot, she enlists the help of a con artist to solve the case in order to prove her abilities to Chief Bogo.
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