The Importance Of Finding Your Own Identity Essay

1230 Words Sep 19th, 2016 5 Pages
Finding your own identity is something everyone does in their life. At times it can be complex and stressful trying to figure out who you really are but at the end it can be really satisfying to see the outcome. The process of finding yourself can be a pleasurable one or an ungraceful one. It can be quick or take years to unravel and the journey to finding that answer can be filled with an abundance of obstacles but overcoming them will get you one step close. I went through these things myself, to find my own identity to be the person I am today and I am content with that.

When I was younger, about 3-5 to be exact, I was EXTREMELY shy. I could not speak to anyone but my parents and family and was extremely terrified of talking to new people. I remember during my first days at preschool I wouldn’t talk to anybody or anyone. I would always exclude myself from everyone and not participate in any of the group activities the caretakers had set up for us. In fact, I was so quiet and despondent that the caretakers told my mom that there might be something “wrong” with me and that I could not attend their daycare anymore. My mom insisted that there was nothing wrong with me and told them I was really shy and nervous and assured them that I’ll be more communicative, later that day my mom spoke to me about my shyness and how I need to get over it or I would be removed from the daycare. I really didn’t mind being removed but I didn’t want to upset her so I said that I would try and…

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